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Blanchard Remembers Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

December 6, 2023

Government Contracts & National Security partner Charles Blanchard was quoted in the Law360 article, “Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating.” The article discusses the recent death of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and highlights the reactions of the lawyers she mentored.

Blanchard, who clerked for Justice O’Connor, praised her “brand of narrow, fact-based” decision-making. “The chaos that’s been created by the current Supreme Court is the result of an approach that has less respect for precedent, and is more inclined to rush towards grand pronouncements,” he told Law360. “I hope that someday we return to the way Justice O’Connor did things.”

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