January/February 2007 issue

Justice O'Connor Visits 8th Circuit

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was in St. Louis on February 12th and 13th to participate on some 8th Circuit appellate panels.

Two of the cases she heard have drawn national attention. One involves a Missouri election law and the other is about the intermingling of private faith-based programs and government. Chief Judge James Loken extended an invitation to Justice O’Connor last year, and she agreed to come in February. She recently visited the 2nd and 9th Circuits as well.