Statement by Senator Richard Burr on the Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

"Justice O'Connor had a distinguished tenure in the Supreme Court, and I join all Americans in thanking her for her dedicated service to our Nation. Justice O'Connor has been a fair and thoughtful jurist and sought practical solutions for difficult decisions before the Court. I wish her well.

As we prepare for President Bush's nomination to fill this vacancy on the Supreme Court, I am hopeful that the confirmation process is thorough, fair and efficient, according to the best traditions of the Senate."