Skip to comments.Battle Lines Drawn for Justice Stevens' Replacement on High Court
Posted on 04/09/2010 7:02:28 PM PDT by USALiberty
Washington's worst-kept secret the pending retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens became official Friday with his announcement that he will step down when the court takes its summer break in June or July, giving President Obama an opportunity to make his second appointment to the nation's highest court.
"Having concluded that it would be in the best interests of the Court to have my successor appointed and confirmed well in advance of the commencements of the court's next term," Stevens stated in a letter to the president, "I shall retire from regular active service as an Associate Justice . . . effective the next day after the Court rises for the summer recess this year."
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Just accept it guys - the spineless Republicans like Hatch, Snowe, Collins, Graham will go luvvy with whoever Obrainless puts up.
I seem to remember reading at one time tat Obama tried to filibuster Alito’s nomination and now that he is president this makes him the only US president to have done this. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander....
I know Gerald Ford was a “moderate” republican, but you’d think he would have appointed someone who would “occasionally” vote conservative on the court. Same with Souter. Republican presidents appointing far-left kooks. Don’t they EVER turn “conservative”?
Selection is a forgone conclusion. The only cards the pubbies have to play is in beating up on whatever piece of crap he dredges up. With any luck he/she/it may withdraw like judicial candidate Dawn Johnsen.