Law and Public Policy

A Justice Reflects

June 29, 2009  • Walter Isaacson

This week, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was at the Aspen Ideas Festival. On the day before the conference began, she sat down with Aspen Institute CEO and former Time editor Walter Isaacson to talk about the court, the qualities that make a good justice, and the need to preserve the independence of the judiciary.

States where there are partisan elections encourage judges to collect money for their TV ads, and they get a lot of it from lawyers who appear before them in court or from corporations that have cases.

Continue reading the interview in The Daily Beast.