Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire
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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And so it begins....
Here we go! America and our Constitution is so screwed. Bring on the Commie “judges.” Obama doing what Osama couldn’t do.
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).
Well, isn’t that just PERFECT! *SPIT*
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.
Gang of 14, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Good Riddance to this moron.
Was he waiting for a democrat president?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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. ;)
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.
Good riddance. I don’t see how we can do worse than this loser!
Not too young, I hope.
Souter was obviously waiting for a dem president.
I wouldn’t count on the dems needing 60. Remember Ginsburg’s confirmation?
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?
I, for one, welcome Justice Ayers.
MORE bad news ping....
Somehow, Citizen Zero will find someone even lest qualified than Souter.
Unfortunately, he will be replaced by a like minded lefty who is about 30 years younger. Not a good trade.
Hillary went and settled for a cabinet position.....LOL
Elections have consequences =(
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.
Souter was already a moonbat, he’ll be replaced with a younger moonbat
This is no net change. Souter is a lib, and will be replaced by a lib.
After reading about a Clinton friend suicide, Hillary Clinton comes to mind as a candidate.
Consider the constitution toast.
Thanks for cheering me up! :)
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.
Bernardine Dohrn, Zero is on the phone.
Can’t do much worse than Sununu’s folly.
Mr. Eminent Domain was just waiting for a liberal president to appoint his successor.
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”.
A huge mistake by the elder Bush. Souter is the result when politics trumps competence
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.
Bush #1 appointee Souter usually votes liberal so the court will not change that much with new Obama appointee replacing him.
“Good news. You really cant get too much more liberal than Souter. This gives us a chance of BOs 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.
anyone know the odds of whether or not he will be another tax cheat?
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.
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....
Paging Ron Kuby.
Paging Jackie Chiles.
Who are we kidding anybody left of ginsburg would still get 70+ votes with this crowd
Kicking her upstairs and out of the way would be convenient for a lot of people.
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.
He is not that old, right? Hasn’t been sick.....Why retiring?