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Colorado Senators Weigh in On O’Connor

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Colorado Senators Wayne Allard and Ken Salazar commented Friday on the retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor:

Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., said he would ask Bush to nominate somebody with experience and knowledge of issues of particular interest in the West, such as water and other natural resources.

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“I think the views of our Constitution and our laws is informed by the upbringing that one has, and I think in her case her upbringing in Arizona gave her a sense of the individual ruggedness and independence of the West,” added Sen. Ken Salazar, a freshman Democrat from Colorado.

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