Sandra Day O`Connor on Government Reform
"[T]he task of ascertaining the constitutional line between federal and state power has given rise to many of the Courts most difficult and celebrated cases... The Court has resolved questions "of great importance and delicacy" in determining whether particular sovereign powers have been granted by the Constitution to the Federal Government or have been retained by the States."
With our court challenges, Virginia and the other states weren't doing anything but following what the Constitution prescribed.
“One distinguishing feature of any profession is that membership in that profession entails an ethical obligation to temper one’s selfish pursuit of economic success by adhering to standards of conduct that could not be enforced either by legal fiat or through the discipline of the market. Both the special privileges incident to membership in the profession, and the advantages those privileges give in the necessary task of earning a living, are the means to a goal that transcends the accumulation of wealth. That goal is public service.“This case removed the ethical constraints on commercial advertising by lawyers.
O’Connor sides with the conservative wing on limiting intrusions by federal courts on state powers. She also has a role as the centrist coalition builder.
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