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Specter: Gotta Get a Girl Soon [Sigh]


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QUESTION: Do you think it’s important that the president consider nominating a woman to replace Justice O’Connor?

SPECTER: I think that it is very important for there to be
gender balance on the court. We have Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
there now. But I would not want to say that seats are reserved for
any special religious group or ethnic group or women as opposed to

But I think two is a minimal number, and if this nominee is not a woman, I would like to see an early sensible (ph) nominee to maintain at least two and really moving beyond that to more women on the court. I think there is a dimension there which is very, very important for the administration of justice.


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