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Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire
NPR ^ | April 30, 2009

Posted on 04/30/2009 7:07:15 PM PDT by RDTF

NPR has learned that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the court's current term.

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1 posted on 04/30/2009 7:07:20 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

And so it begins....


2 posted on 04/30/2009 7:11:03 PM PDT by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: RDTF

Here we go! America and our Constitution is so screwed. Bring on the Commie “judges.” Obama doing what Osama couldn’t do.


3 posted on 04/30/2009 7:11:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/INSIDE-WASHINGTON-Rude-apf-15091434.html/print)
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To: RDTF

I wonder if his replacement can be delayed for 3 1/2 years until Obama is voted out of office (or he so ticks off the American people they charge the whitehouse with pitchforks and torches).


4 posted on 04/30/2009 7:11:36 PM PDT by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: RDTF

Well, isn’t that just PERFECT! *SPIT*


5 posted on 04/30/2009 7:11:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: RDTF

Well, at least Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito will still be around. Kennedy will still be the swing vote.

But Stevens, Ginsburg and now Souter will likely be replaced by Obama, giving him a major part to play in shaping the court for a couple of decades.


6 posted on 04/30/2009 7:12:04 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Gang of 14, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Good Riddance to this moron.


7 posted on 04/30/2009 7:13:49 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: RDTF

Was he waiting for a democrat president?


8 posted on 04/30/2009 7:14:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: RDTF

“Heah come da judge, heah come da judge!”

Obama will get his moonbat liberal Justice. Of that, I have no doubt. We all knew this was coming.


9 posted on 04/30/2009 7:14:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RDTF

No loss for our side in the sense that Souter was as liberal as Ginsburg. His first two years were moderate, but after that he followed his predecessor Brennan. A loss in the sense that this spot will go to a young lib.


10 posted on 04/30/2009 7:14:37 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Jim Robinson; zendari; Norman Bates; wagglebee; neverdem; Cindy; JulieRNR21; calcowgirl; ...

This is huge. It’s not surprising, as Souter has shown signs of burnout for years. But for conservatives, it couldn’t come at a worse time, as Republicans only have 40 in the Senate.

Look for the ‘Rats to start pushing to get Al Franken seated.


11 posted on 04/30/2009 7:16:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: RDTF

Won’t be missed.

I was about to say, “Hard to imagine who O could appoint who would be worse than Souter or Ginsburg...” but then better sense came over me. Bernardine Dohrn comes to mind, or half Obama’s loony cabinet.


12 posted on 04/30/2009 7:16:08 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (1st call: Abbas. 1st interview: Al Arabiya. 1st energy decision: halt drilling in UT. Arabs 1st!)
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To: highlander_UW

“I wonder if his replacement can be delayed for 3 1/2 years until Obama is voted out of office (or he so ticks off the American people they charge the whitehouse with pitchforks and torches).”

Man, are YOU dreamin’, LOL!

But, we MAY stand a chance...those that VOTED this POS into office will be too busy watching ‘American Idol’ to thwart the ‘torches and pitchforks’ plan. ;)


13 posted on 04/30/2009 7:16:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: RDTF

I didn’t see this one coming. I heard he had to be talked off the ledge from quiting after the Bush v. Gore case.
GHWB put this mistake on the court and we have been suffering for it ever since.

Now Souter, next Stevens, then Ginsburg. We’re screwed. Look for Obama to try & pull an FDR and try make the court a gang of 11 or 13.

Thanks Arlen!


14 posted on 04/30/2009 7:17:32 PM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: RDTF

Good riddance. I don’t see how we can do worse than this loser!


15 posted on 04/30/2009 7:17:38 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: NinoFan
A loss in the sense that this spot will go to a young lib.

Not too young, I hope.

16 posted on 04/30/2009 7:17:58 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: Clintonfatigued

Souter was obviously waiting for a dem president.

I wouldn’t count on the dems needing 60. Remember Ginsburg’s confirmation?


18 posted on 04/30/2009 7:18:54 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Hurricane Andrew

Start thinking to yourself what is the tripwire?... when the Constitution is so irrelevant to so many what is your response. Will it be on your feet or on your knees?


19 posted on 04/30/2009 7:19:31 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: RDTF

I, for one, welcome Justice Ayers.


20 posted on 04/30/2009 7:19:43 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Bill of Lefts.)
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To: NeoCaveman; xsmommy; SoothingDave; secret garden

MORE bad news ping....


21 posted on 04/30/2009 7:20:03 PM PDT by tioga
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To: RDTF; holdonnow

Somehow, Citizen Zero will find someone even lest qualified than Souter.


22 posted on 04/30/2009 7:20:16 PM PDT by Petronski (Learn about the 'cytokine storm.')
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Unfortunately, he will be replaced by a like minded lefty who is about 30 years younger. Not a good trade.


23 posted on 04/30/2009 7:20:52 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Charles Henrickson

Hillary went and settled for a cabinet position.....LOL


24 posted on 04/30/2009 7:21:16 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Taking Congress back in 2010

Elections have consequences =(


25 posted on 04/30/2009 7:21:49 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Not perfect for either side, DiW. We’re disappointed that our Fearless Fascist Leader gets to replace a justice.

The left is disappointed that That One will not be replacing a conservative.


26 posted on 04/30/2009 7:22:25 PM PDT by Petronski (Learn about the 'cytokine storm.')
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To: tioga

Souter was already a moonbat, he’ll be replaced with a younger moonbat


27 posted on 04/30/2009 7:22:46 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This is no net change. Souter is a lib, and will be replaced by a lib.


28 posted on 04/30/2009 7:22:53 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: RDTF

After reading about a Clinton friend suicide, Hillary Clinton comes to mind as a candidate.


29 posted on 04/30/2009 7:23:42 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Taking Congress back in 2010
He won't have to stack it; it'll be 5-4 for the Marxists.

Consider the constitution toast.

30 posted on 04/30/2009 7:23:45 PM PDT by manapua
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To: Petronski

Thanks for cheering me up! :)


31 posted on 04/30/2009 7:24:04 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: RDTF

Hillary, Bill, or if he was really smart - Biden. Get that ridiculous fool out of the way. This seat is for sale at a much higher price than Blago was fishing for Obama’s senate seat. I don’t expect anybody too young for this seat. The big leftist players will move to the front of the line.


32 posted on 04/30/2009 7:24:29 PM PDT by untwist
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To: RDTF

Bernardine Dohrn, Zero is on the phone.


33 posted on 04/30/2009 7:24:45 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: RDTF

Can’t do much worse than Sununu’s folly.

Mr. Eminent Domain was just waiting for a liberal president to appoint his successor.


34 posted on 04/30/2009 7:24:45 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: RDTF

Good news. You really can’t get too much more liberal than Souter. This gives us a chance of BO’s nominee to the court to eventually turn out moderate or conservative, a reverse “Souter”.


35 posted on 04/30/2009 7:25:27 PM PDT by conservativefromGa
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To: RDTF

A huge mistake by the elder Bush. Souter is the result when politics trumps competence


36 posted on 04/30/2009 7:25:40 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: NeoCaveman
so we are guaranteed another 30+ years of moonbattary.....great.
37 posted on 04/30/2009 7:26:15 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Comparative Advantage

No, not a good trade, but not a world ending tragedy either.

Which ever one of the imbeciles we had chosen, bammy or mcloon, they would have replaced this fool with another of his ilk just to keep a “balanced” court.


38 posted on 04/30/2009 7:27:32 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Bush #1 appointee Souter usually votes liberal so the court will not change that much with new Obama appointee replacing him.


39 posted on 04/30/2009 7:27:41 PM PDT by mono
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To: conservativefromGa

“Good news. You really can’t get too much more liberal than Souter. This gives us a chance of BO’s nominee to the court to eventually turn out moderate or conservative, a reverse “Souter”.”

Don’t hold your breath that we’ll get a closet moderate or conservative. It will be a fire breathing global marxist.


40 posted on 04/30/2009 7:27:58 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: conservativefromGa

anyone know the odds of whether or not he will be another tax cheat?


41 posted on 04/30/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT by tioga
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To: RDTF

How, pray tell, is it that 7 of the current 9 Supreme Court Justices were nominated by Republican Presidents, yet routinely the votes come out 5-4?

Need help with my maths.


42 posted on 04/30/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT by adm5 (YOU CANNOT FIX CAPITALISM WITH SOCIALISM! -Glenn Beck)
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To: RDTF
Ruh-Roh Well, he has destroyed everything else...now he will destroy the third leg.

We no longer live in the USA boys.....we have just entered the twilight zone.....

Better figure a way of getting this guy impeached and quick or else....

43 posted on 04/30/2009 7:28:15 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: RDTF

Paging Ron Kuby.
Paging Jackie Chiles.


44 posted on 04/30/2009 7:28:15 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: Clintonfatigued
Look for the ‘Rats to start pushing to get Al Franken seated.

"Seated" might be an improvement.

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45 posted on 04/30/2009 7:29:41 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: NinoFan

Who are we kidding anybody left of ginsburg would still get 70+ votes with this crowd


46 posted on 04/30/2009 7:29:48 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Something stinks in DC, oh it is just B.O)
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To: RDTF
Hillary to SCOTUS?

Kicking her upstairs and out of the way would be convenient for a lot of people.

47 posted on 04/30/2009 7:29:59 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: mono

The nominee will be as young as reasonably possible, bought off before we even know who he/she is, confirmed by the Demo Senate and possibly serve until my kids are 50.

So not good at all.


48 posted on 04/30/2009 7:30:14 PM PDT by alisasny (It's the oxymoronical existence of the average liberal moron that astounds anyone with a brain.)
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To: RDTF
First name comes to mind as replacement is Arlen Spector. Bama would not then be obligated to campaign for him.
49 posted on 04/30/2009 7:31:06 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Bama and Company are reenacting the Pharaoh as told by Moses in Genesis!!!!!)
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To: RDTF

He is not that old, right? Hasn’t been sick.....Why retiring?


50 posted on 04/30/2009 7:31:20 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Don't worry, be hope-y.)
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