Although we have known since last year that Justice Harriett O’Neill did not intend to seek re-election in 2010, she had not yet announced when she would leave the bench.  That announcement came on Friday when Justice O’Neill notified Governor Perry that she will leave the Texas Supreme Court on June 20 after more than a decade of service on the Court.  She has not yet announced her future plans.  

 The Court’s press release may be found here.

On a personal note, I am sad to see Justice O’Neill leave the bench.  Female role models are hard to come by.  So I look forward to hearing what she plans to do next and wish her well.