Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Retiring

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, says he is retiring.

President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.

Stevens says he will step down when the court finishes its work for the summer in late June or early July.

His announcement Friday in Washington had been hinted at for months. It comes 11 days before his 90th birthday.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 at 08:37 PM
    Making sure we village people up the Supreme Court based on their ethnicity like(wise Latino's)instead of appointing qualified and unbiased judges is a horrible mistake.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 9, 2010 at 07:12 PM
    Bud, why not pick someone off the street, would be no different then the harvard or berkly pick that obama will make. Will be someone you have never heard of and soooo far left they are off the chart.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    It will probably be someone like William Ayers Or the so called Rev Wright to replace him.Welcome to the DSO(devided states of Obuma)where right is wrong and wrong is left.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    Don't think it could get worse, where have you been the last year.
  • by marine mom Location: washington on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:08 PM
    We all know the President wont appoint a conservative justice.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM
    With a little luck we can get an Earl Warren type "liberal' Judge - i.e. one whose stripe changes after being appointed. Warren got appointed as a conservative - but turned into a liberal after joining the court. We need a Liberal (going ing) who changes to a conservative after the swearing in.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    Hey Tea, how 'bout we appoint somebody who is qualified according to their previous experience and not skin color. By your logic we could pick some random lady off the street and she'd be perfect.
  • by Tea Location: NC on Apr 9, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    In my opinion, I would hope an African-American women would be appointed to the bench. That would really diversify the Supreme Court!
  • by william on Apr 9, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    glad to see this guy go. Too bad he'll be replaced by an ultra liberal like Sotomayor.
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