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Justice Stevens says he will 'surely' retire during Obama's presidency
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/03/2010 1:56:25 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Justice Stevens says he will 'surely' retire during Obama's presidency By Jordan Fabian - 04/03/10 04:47 PM ET

The usually reticent with the press Justice John Paul Stevens gave two major interviews this weekend that provide new information about if and when he will retire from the bench.

Speculation has arisen that Stevens, 89, will step down sooner rather than later. The White House is preparing for confirmation proceedings over the summer, the New York Times wrote Saturday.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Stevens, who is considered a member of the liberal wing of the Court, Stevens said he will "surely retire in during Obama's presidency. His first term expires in January 2013:

Whether it is this year or the next, he said, he will hand President Obama his second chance to leave a lasting mark on the nine-member Supreme Court. "I will surely do it while he's still president," Stevens said.

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Stevens, who turns 90 later this month, isn't quite ready to say. "I can tell you that I love the job and deciding whether to leave it is a very difficult decision," he said in an interview. "But I want to make it in a way that's best for the court."

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He acknowledged that he had told a reporter early last month that he would decide in about 30 days, but laughed that he hoped "that wasn't being treated as a statute of limitations."

The Times reported that he said:

“I do have to fish or cut bait, just for my own personal peace of mind and also in fairness to the process,” he said. “The president and the Senate need plenty of time to fill a vacancy.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhojudicialnominees; bhosscotus; bork; stevens
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This will be battle royal.....
1 posted on 04/03/2010 1:56:25 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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This will be battle royal.....

Why, and between who?

2 posted on 04/03/2010 1:59:01 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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This proves Stevens’ is all about liberal policy not objective jurisprudence.


3 posted on 04/03/2010 2:00:55 PM PDT by circlecity
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Ali-Frazier


4 posted on 04/03/2010 2:01:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess the next candidate will be a wise-Kenyan with a rich wealth of sociological and ethnic experience from which to warp the most brilliant God-inspired words put to paper [Excluding the Bible].


5 posted on 04/03/2010 2:01:17 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Hiliary!


6 posted on 04/03/2010 2:01:58 PM PDT by johniegrad
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Aw geez, what happened to his promise that he would retire during a Republican presidency because he was nominated to the bench during a Republican presidency?

Old age and a change of politics I guess.


7 posted on 04/03/2010 2:02:43 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: circlecity
This proves Stevens’ is all about liberal policy not objective jurisprudence.

He hadn't proven that already?

8 posted on 04/03/2010 2:02:47 PM PDT by johniegrad
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surely retire in during Obama’s presidency.”

Just do it after January next year that's all. We are gonna keep holding up the next 0bama loony left nominee till 2013 when we take over. No more third rate, mediocre, abortion loving , racist, "wise Latina's" for the SCOTUS.

9 posted on 04/03/2010 2:04:52 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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Which minority will Baraq Sheik Obama pander to this time?


10 posted on 04/03/2010 2:05:31 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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oh carp!


11 posted on 04/03/2010 2:06:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Time for a new nominee to the Supreme Court...May I present Mini-Me."



That's Massachusetts governor, all-around moonbat and likely loser in November, Deval Patrick. He and the (allegedly) wise latina would be the best of friends.
12 posted on 04/03/2010 2:06:13 PM PDT by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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There are more than 40 GOP Senators but with Snowe, Collins, Graham, McCain there is no hope of holding the filibuster on the most aggregious nominees. Exhibit A - Sonia Sotomayor.


13 posted on 04/03/2010 2:06:33 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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"I want to make it in a way that's best for the court."

Best for the socialist court, you mean.

14 posted on 04/03/2010 2:06:42 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: circlecity

Repubs should try to stall the confirmation hearings until after the elections in November and until the new Congress gets seated. Fight them all the way... Bork and Bork and Bork. ...


15 posted on 04/03/2010 2:07:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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left wing supremes


16 posted on 04/03/2010 2:07:18 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: circlecity

Gerald Ford’s “gift” to the American people. Not only 36 years of this left-wing dirt-bag, but ANOTHER 36 years of Obama’s left=winger.


17 posted on 04/03/2010 2:07:19 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; Norman Bates; zendari; Liz; ...

This is going to be very, very big when it comes down. If JPS waits until after the 2010 elections to retire, maybe Obama & Company will be to cowed to nominate a radical.


18 posted on 04/03/2010 2:07:19 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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Well no duh....the guy’s like 6000 years old.


19 posted on 04/03/2010 2:07:22 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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I thought he died five years ago and his clerks had him stuffed.


20 posted on 04/03/2010 2:07:28 PM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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