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Justice Stevens to retire soon?
Redstate ^

Posted on 02/02/2006 1:49:42 PM PST by Tarkin

(...) Third party sources are now telling me that the John Paul Stevens rumor is true and that the White House is now planning for a third vacancy, but not until the end of the year [2005]. Third party sources, who I treat as credible, say that Stevens has begun taking actions in his personal life to make arrangements for personal affairs. It is presumed that Stevens is taking steps to retire. A separate third party source tells me that Ginsberg is not expected to retire, as her health is fine. Stevens has reportedly sent signals that he will retire once replacements for both O'Connor and Rehnquist have been confirmed.(...)

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Not really a new article but the question is viable. Do you think that it is possible that Stevens is going to retire soon? After all he is 86 and he is a Republican (although of course in name only).
1 posted on 02/02/2006 1:49:44 PM PST by Tarkin
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To: Tarkin

Won't retire...but he might start pining for the fjords.


2 posted on 02/02/2006 1:51:17 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: Tarkin

Stevens should retire now. He deserves a long and healthy retirement.


3 posted on 02/02/2006 1:52:02 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: Tarkin

NEXT!


4 posted on 02/02/2006 1:52:28 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: Tarkin
Do you think that it is possible that Stevens is going to retire soon?

Don't tease!

5 posted on 02/02/2006 1:52:34 PM PST by American Quilter
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To: Tarkin

I don't know if Stevens will retire, but can you imagine where we would be if Al Gore had won in 2000, or if John Kerry had won in 2004? The court would be disastrous.


6 posted on 02/02/2006 1:53:11 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: Tarkin

There's a crowd of about 50 Million, almost people, who would like a word with him.


7 posted on 02/02/2006 1:53:35 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: Tarkin

Tough to do in an election year. I heard he said he would like to have a Repbulican replace him, since he was appointed by one (Byron White did the same thing). My guess is between January and June 2007.


8 posted on 02/02/2006 1:54:21 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Tarkin

The Reaper might come for him first...


9 posted on 02/02/2006 1:55:03 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: Tarkin
This rumor is a wee bit old, and has been around for awhile now.

I'd wait a good while until buying anymore SCOTUS gossip.

11 posted on 02/02/2006 1:58:01 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Tarkin

Rush indicated the posibility of a third vacancy during the Bush administration.


12 posted on 02/02/2006 2:18:46 PM PST by weegee (Happy Holidays! Tis the season of MLK, Chinese New Year, Tet, Valentine's, Presidents...)
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To: peyton randolph
Won't retire...but he might start pining for the fjords.

His clerks will nail his feet to his perch so he can keep voting (Democrat style).

14 posted on 02/02/2006 2:20:57 PM PST by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: Tarkin

I don't think he'll retire. But it's likely that one of them will move on to a worser place. We can only hope.


15 posted on 02/02/2006 2:21:02 PM PST by Jaysun (The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, and don't want to hear both sides.)
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To: mondonico

Just like they did with Marshall and Blackmun...


16 posted on 02/02/2006 2:23:50 PM PST by Tarkin (Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito...one more to go)
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To: mondonico
His clerks will nail his feet to his perch so he can keep voting (Democrat style).

Senile liberal justices have for years had their clerks write their opinions for them based on how the justices would vote if they were still mentally competent. For prestige, law schools pay to rent these senile fools as adjunct instructors. Brennan barely knew his own name at the time he was serving as an instructor at Georgetown in the early 90s. Thurgood Marshall had similar issues.

17 posted on 02/02/2006 2:28:17 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: Tarkin

It occurs that it doesn't matter if we turn the court to the right or not. dRats have show they will ignore laws and rulings they don't agree with. It will be sad if after all the work and wait it means nothing.


18 posted on 02/03/2006 12:33:53 PM PST by strings6459
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To: Tarkin

I think that the president playfully hinted that this could be so in the SOTU speech. My husband did a double take. I just went back and read what he said (at least what was written in advance) and I think he maybe was doing just that.

... The Supreme Court now has two superb new members, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sam Alito. I thank the Senate for confirming both of them. And I will continue to nominate men and women who understand that judges must be servants of the law, and not legislate from the bench. Today marks the official retirement of a very special American. For 24 years of faithful service to our Nation, the United States is grateful to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Even though he said he would continue to nominate judges, he sandwiched that statement between other statements about the supreme court. And it would be consistent with his subtle, playful, tweaking of the dems during the speech.

I hope he knows something that we don't.


19 posted on 02/03/2006 1:00:40 PM PST by twigs
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To: peyton randolph

LOL

what?! Pining for the fjords!? That is an ex parrot.


20 posted on 02/12/2006 5:44:12 PM PST by old republic
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To: Tarkin

Tell Teddy aka "The Poster Boy for Jack Daniels" we're gonna "stack the court" just a little more. I'm getting giddy just thinkin' bout it..........Life is good........


21 posted on 02/12/2006 5:47:29 PM PST by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: cotton1706

It would be unusual to retire before the end of the 2005/2006 session in the summer. If he were to do so then, however, it would be political armegeddon.


22 posted on 02/12/2006 5:52:43 PM PST by AmishDude
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