Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was back on the bench Wednesday in Seattle. Sitting by designation with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Justice O'Connor served on a three-judge panel hearing oral arguments at the William K. Nakamura U.S. Courthouse. Joining her on the bench were Ninth Circuit Judges Richard C. Tallman of Seattle, center, who presided, and Carlos T. Bea of San Francisco. Justice O'Connor later delivered the keynote address to the annual meeting of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington. Justice O'Connor stepped down from the Supreme Court in 2006 after serving on the bench for 24 years. She has served on several federal appellate courts, including previous sittings with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.