Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justice Stevens now says he'll be gone in July.
Posted on 04/09/2010 7:35:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Per Foxnews Alert
We need to start opposition research on any possible replacement NOW.
Oh no, can’t he wait a few more years...
Stevens wrote a letter to Obama saying it would be best if he retired during Obama’s term.
I WONDER WHAT HE GOT TO STEP DOWN?????????????
He’s probably getting some sort of new Federal job lol.
I’m not sure an Obama nominee will make much of a difference. Stevens was incredibly liberal.
Shame he'll be replaced by a young liberal, though.
Or even 5 months?
Though I doubt the Republicans would have the cajones to filibuster a SC nominee.
Good Lord, here we go.
Yeah but he’ll be replaced with a younger liberal piece of trash.
Filibuster his nomination until the next election when we take over both houses of Congress.
No - there must be something in the water in DC that softens Republicans’ spines.
Thank God for the exceptions, though.
This will place the confirmation process front and center for the election.
This is not what Specter asked for either.
Specter said he wanted to wait until the Obamacare intensity died down.
Sorry Arlen.... lol
Make that replaced with a marxist.
That’s why I say we should start opposition research on Diane Wood now.
Of course he is retiring in July. Gotta get that new nominee in before REPUBLICANS TAKE OVER CONGRESS.
I’m ready to take my chances with Kagan, not Wood.
If it’s a younger piece of trash, then Barak’s ol’ buddy Arlen is going to be ticked. Some said he was promised a spot on the USSC for being a turncoat.
He knows he has to get out now.
Unfortunately, they have Snow, Collins, McCain, and Grahmnesty drooling all over themselves to approve any marxist that Obama sends their way.
A Scooter and a self-recharging hearing aid?
Stevens is the most liberal member of the court. He's not going to let a Republican replace him.
That’s why I think Obama will nominate Wood.
Chicago politics at its best.
Well, the justices frequently leave at the end of the Supreme Court term in late June or early July. Then their replacements can be confirmed by the traditional 1st Monday in October start of the new term.
If things go smoothly that’s what happens. See if Obama has the stomach for a big battle over getting someone very very liberal confirmed this year.
Only 4 months to stonewall on his replacement,until Senate elections - in a normal govt procedure to turnover USSC
But I doubt the reds (the real reds, who posture in blue states) will honor process anymore than they have done to date
the manipulation swan-song Reid and obama will use to speedily install a replacement, will be another Constitutional debacle
He got ninety years old.
One douchebag liberal out, a new douchebag liberal in.
By the way.. I see Barney Frank will not see reeelection
Seriously, I expected him to retire very soon after Obama's inaguration. I'm surprised he lasted more than a year.
Arlen was promised a position on the Scottish Supreme Court because of his “expertise” in Scots law.
I wonder if Obama will name himself to the court.
But good enough oppo could then lead him to offer up Kagan instead.
Stevens...Barney Frank...Stupak...as the ship sinks.
God help us - as bad as Stevens is- we can be assured the next one will be a real radical.
Honestly I don’t want anybody Obama would nominate.
Oh great I’m watching Fox.. and Chris Wallace says
Obama wants someone with “life experience” like maybe a “politician”
So isn’t it interesting that Barney Frank is now retiring from his seat.
Just in time for Obama to nominate him to the Supreme Court?
Is the nominee is yet another radical left Marxist. Filibuster 0bozo's nominee till kingdom come.
Is Bart Stupak a possibility?
The timing of the two announcements is suspicious.
“Like experience” like community organizing?
The timing is great for the Republicans. He either has to go with a milquetoast run-of-the-mill statist for an easy confirmation or he goes for a full monty marxist and kills his party in the elections.
Huffington Post already lists Cass Sunstein as a "strong contender" - that one would be fun!
Hey crackhead, why don't you nominate your buddy Cornel West, so we can really have it out!
He wants to be replaced before the new congress.
Ha! With all the Dems ‘retiring’ because they couldn’t get re-elected, I bet the WH has been inundated with hints. Can you imagine the uproar if he named Stupak!?!
Naw he likes her as Secretary of State.
She’s been out of the way. she wouldn’t take it.
She wants to take on Obama in 2012.
Cass Sunstein?? LOL
Arlen's a old dried up whore. He's lucky if he gets cab fare home.
John Paul Stevens was placed on the SCOTUS by Gerald Ford. I remember Ford saying that he had read Steven’s briefs written while Stevens sat on a Federal Appealate Court and Ford emphasized that he concurred with Stevens’ written opinions. It was readily apparent that Steven’s was a leftist/liberal, and this misguided high court selection gave candidate Ronald Reagan more political traction against the bumbling Ford.
I don’t think anyone is surprised that Stevens would retire during the Obama administration. I always believed that Steven’s was more than a bit disingenous when he claimed that he was a “Conservative” on the Court. Moreover, I think that Stevens wanted to time this while Obama has a strong majority in the Senate, so Obama can get another “wise latina” type choice through this radical body. Perhaps Stevens’ believes that Obama would have to select a more “moderate” liberal if the GOP picked up another 8 or 9 seats in the next Senate elections.
I understand he's staying in D.C. though. He doesn't want to leave his boyfriend's behind.
When people finally get deadly serious about removing the marxist tyrants, options will become available to remove even the marxist SC justices from their positions of power over the people of this nation. This will be done through either the need to fill a newly “vacated” seat or through the irrelevancy of the position in the context of certain states and the people of those states.
Justice Stevens was Jerry Ford’s worst mistake; a truly stupid appointment made over the objections of conservatives by a go-along, get-along politician who had been in DC far too long.
OH yes, just before the Nov elections we will get to point out the C/F/S drive by the Dummies.
Thanks Stevens. Free campaign material!