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O'Connor disappointed Supreme Court replacement not a woman

[JURIST] Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has told reporters that while she approves of President Bush’s decision to nominate federal appeals court judge John Roberts to replace her on the US Supreme Court [JURIST news archive], she's somewhat disappointed that the nominee was not a woman. Justice O’Connor described Roberts as a "first rate" choice with an excellent reputation as a lawyer, but expressed regret at seeing "the percentage of women on our court drop by 50 percent". Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now the only female US high court justice. AP has more.

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