Well done Sandra Day...
In particular, she asserted that the framers of the Constitution intended a strong independent judiciary to serve as a defender of the rights of the people against a rapacious government. Not that I'm implying that our government is growing more rapacious or anything.
O'Connor summed it up brilliantly as follows: "We must be ever vigilant aganst those who would strongarm the judiciary into adopting their preferred policies. It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorshship, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings."
I don't have the actual text, but there's a pretty good report on NPR. Not to be missed. If anyone does know where I can find a transcript, please let me know.
The glory of Google images continues to astound me. A search for "with me or the terrorists," turned up this unexpected image. Seriously, what the hell?