Thursday, February 02, 2006

Justice Stevens Retirement Speculation

With Justice Alito confirmed, it's hard not to wonder if the President will have at least one more opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court Justice over the next three years.

Justice Stevens, at 85, seems to be the most likely retirement possibility, although the names of Justice Ginsburg and Justice Souter also pop up during discussions at legal blogs.

Curiously, although he's very liberal, I've heard the rumor in multiple places that Justice Stevens wishes to retire under a Republican President, as he was appointed by a Republican. NewsMax is the latest source to repeat this story (above).

Confirm Them features a long chat thread on this subject, which is fun if one enjoys Supreme Court guessing and gossip.


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