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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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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhojudicialnominees; bhoscotus; disastrouscourtpicks; goodriddance; midnightjogger; scotus; second100days; souter; themidnightjogger
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Maybe SLICK???? will be the HNIC’s pick.


101 posted on 04/30/2009 8:02:57 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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To: RDTF

Why do I have the sinking feeling that it will be Janet Reno?


102 posted on 04/30/2009 8:03:41 PM PDT by PR151
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To: RDTF

Notice the final act of treachery: Retiring under a president of the other party. That is, if you think of Souter as a “Republican” appointment.

But, of course, he isn’t. He’s a member of the Abortion Party.

Which goes to show: NOTHING trumps abortion. The Abortion Party demands, and gets, total allegiance.


103 posted on 04/30/2009 8:04:48 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If Bishop D'Arcy finds out a priest is molesting kids, he will boycott the parish's Fall Supper!!!)
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To: RDTF
George H. W. Walker's biggest mistake. Glad to see him go.

But I have hope. We have not had a Rat nomination to the SCOTUS since 1994, and that was before the Internet was a major force in dealing with nominees. We even 'borked' Harriet Miers before she had a chance to present herself before the Senate.

Zero's first nominee had damn well better be squeaky clean. We know there is no DemonRat judge that meets that definition. We can scare the living crap out of the Blue Dogs over this. And we will.

104 posted on 04/30/2009 8:05:04 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: hunter112

Hunter, I think you are totally wrong on this. Any Obama nominee will get 80 votes or more. Orrin G. Hatch, “R”-UT, led the Ginsburg forces as I recall. There are no Blue Dogs in the Senate anyway.


105 posted on 04/30/2009 8:09:02 PM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: RDTF
Wonder if there is some connection between Arlin Specter switching sides yesterday and this being made public today.

Seems kind of convenient that his nibs now has a bullet proof Senate.

106 posted on 04/30/2009 8:10:36 PM PDT by Flint
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
But Bill's available, and I bet he'd like to be a SC justice for the rest of his life...

Consider the irony of a Supreme Court justice who has been stripped of his license to practice before the court...

He can't argue. But he could sit in judgment...

Any evidence that Bill and Hill have cheated on their taxes? Can't get a job with this administration unless you have...

107 posted on 04/30/2009 8:11:10 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Norman Bates

early guess is Sotomayor.

Female, Hispanic, Liberal...


108 posted on 04/30/2009 8:12:28 PM PDT by sbark
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To: RDTF; All

Goodbye checks and balances.

U.S. RIP:
1776-2009


109 posted on 04/30/2009 8:12:56 PM PDT by quesney
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To: RDTF

Souter — Bush I appointee-—more lefty than Ginsberg.

That Bush family has really done wonders for conservatives...NOT-—more like advancing the lefist causes.


110 posted on 04/30/2009 8:13:04 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: RDTF
I pray Obama names Cass Sunstein, so we can start our comeback early.

Good riddance to David Souter as he retires to his log cabin bathhouse in the New Hampshire woods.

111 posted on 04/30/2009 8:14:33 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: RDTF
I pray Obama names Cass Sunstein, so we can start our comeback early.

Good riddance to David Souter as he retires to his log cabin bathhouse in the New Hampshire woods.

112 posted on 04/30/2009 8:14:52 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: RDTF
These were the women listed as Obama's choices. Which ever is the furthest left and radical will make it. His entire cabinet is a screw up... so who ever served under Alinsky with Obama...

Possible nominees who have been mentioned as being on a theoretical short list include Elena Kagan, the current solicitor general who represents the government before the Supreme Court; Sonia Sotomayor, a Hispanic judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and Diane Wood, a federal judge in Chicago who taught at the University of Chicago at the same time future President Barack Obama was teaching constitutional law there.

113 posted on 04/30/2009 8:16:16 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Norman Bates
True, but think personalities. Could Souter, a cold fish and shrinking violet, be replaced by a fire-breathing aggressive radical type?

Since the confirmation rules have changed, I hope the Pubbies are willing to Bork the nominee if he or she is too egregious.

114 posted on 04/30/2009 8:16:23 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: sbark

I know the name, but I don’t see her as the kind of core liberal Obama would crave. It’s possible.


115 posted on 04/30/2009 8:16:38 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: tioga

End times indeed...


116 posted on 04/30/2009 8:17:25 PM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: eleni121

All the Bush family cared about was returning the GOP to what it was before Reagan. Mission accomplished.


117 posted on 04/30/2009 8:17:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Theodore R.
As evidence, I offer the fact that about ten Rat Senators voted against amending the Bankruptcy Act to allow judges to cramdown terms on mortgage loans. That was today.

Like I said, this is the Internet Age, and it's damned hard to get away with being a liberal in this situation. Every single thing that the nominee has EVER done is going to come up, guaranteed.

If we pillage the nominee correctly, Zero will have a tough time finding appointees to accept a nomination when Ginsberg or Stevens retire/die. The Rats "borked" Robert Bork for Watergate way back when, it's payback time. And the pajama media will do all the legwork that's needed to give any Rat nominee pause.

118 posted on 04/30/2009 8:18:18 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

There simply aren’t the votes for that. It would have to be extremely egregious - and it likely may be - but will the GOP make something of it?

Most here seem to implicity agree Obama will not be appointing a white male. He’s far too campaign-oriented for something like that.


119 posted on 04/30/2009 8:20:22 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: RDTF

Remember, every time you hear the name John Sunnunu, to spit on the ground in disgust. He is the one who gave us Souter.


120 posted on 04/30/2009 8:21:42 PM PDT by Ron Jeremy (sonic)
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To: cripplecreek

Um, yeah.


121 posted on 04/30/2009 8:22:09 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: RDTF
The most liberal is always a fugly gay democrat...

I am betting Elena...

Diane Wood

Sonia Sotomayor

Elena Kagan

122 posted on 04/30/2009 8:23:44 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: RDTF

I wonder what Marxist ACLU attorney will be appointed to replace him.

Pretty pathetic of Souter that a republican appointed him, and he waits until a radical leftist democrat is in office before he retires.

Souter was Bush 41’s biggest mistake!


123 posted on 04/30/2009 8:24:23 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: conservativefromGa
This gives us a chance of BO’s nominee to the court to eventually turn out moderate or conservative, a reverse “Souter'

That won't happen, but at least if there are any republican senators with any gonads left, they can expose the Obama nominee for what s/he/it is.

124 posted on 04/30/2009 8:24:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RDTF

Souter and Ginsburg are pretty much left wing.. Replacing them will make no difference in fact, you can’t do much worse..in finding someone to replace them...


125 posted on 04/30/2009 8:24:58 PM PDT by nikos1121 (We can thank Jimmy Carter for the world as it is today............)
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To: Norman Bates

He will have to appoint a Hispanic.


126 posted on 04/30/2009 8:25:48 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: rintense
Elena and ??????


127 posted on 04/30/2009 8:26:28 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: RDTF

We all better start praying for the good health of Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito.


128 posted on 04/30/2009 8:26:49 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: FreepShop1
University of Chicago Law School > Cass Sunstein

That's the rumor alright.

129 posted on 04/30/2009 8:26:56 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

The Elder Bush was when all is said and done a loser. He raises taxes... doesn’t finish what he started in Mid East and appoints this jerk....


130 posted on 04/30/2009 8:27:16 PM PDT by nikos1121 (We can thank Jimmy Carter for the world as it is today............)
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To: RDTF

Aw shucks. Maybe Obama can nominate Al Franken or Chris Dodd. Not 100% convinced it wouldn’t be an improvement.


131 posted on 04/30/2009 8:27:29 PM PDT by PoliticalEthics
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To: La Enchiladita
He is not that old, right? Hasn’t been sick.....Why retiring?

David Souter is and always has been, borderline psychotic. The man's history speaks for itself-- he is psychiatrically unfit and always has been. He is probably retiring now because the voices in his head, from leading denizens of the planet Xenon, are telling him to.

132 posted on 04/30/2009 8:28:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: guido911

Gang of 14 doesn’t matter anymore since the democrats will soon have 60 votes and rats don’t vote against rat nominations.


133 posted on 04/30/2009 8:32:02 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: RDTF

How will they notice the difference?


134 posted on 04/30/2009 8:32:21 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: RDTF

I miss the old Peggy Noonan.


135 posted on 04/30/2009 8:32:32 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Norman Bates

“Most here seem to implicity agree Obama will not be appointing a white male.”

I’m all for appointing women and minorities, provided they be well qualified and carry out their duties as proscribed in the Constitution. I have a hard time imagining Obama appointing someone of that disposition.


136 posted on 04/30/2009 8:32:57 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: Recovering_Democrat
"look for hussein’s party to gain seats in the Senate in 2010, then the socialists will authorize three or four more seats to go to SCOTUS. then we’ll be communists for the next 200 years."

If this happens I think there should, and will be a massive revolt. At least I would hope so. If that wouldn't trigger outrage on a massive level, our country really is lost.

137 posted on 04/30/2009 8:35:13 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: RDTF

So, who’s got a list of imams with law degrees?


138 posted on 04/30/2009 8:36:39 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( AR2, Overdue! = American Revolution II...Overdue.)
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To: NinoFan
I wouldn't count on the dems needing 60.

Santorum, GOP Lawyers Spar Over Filibuster

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., urged a room full of Republican attorneys today to fight President Obama's judicial nominees -- but to stop short of the filibuster.
Speaking at a Republican National Lawyers Association conference at the National Press Club, Santorum insisted to a skeptical audience that filibustering judicial nominees would be counterproductive. Two questioners wondered why Republicans should show restraint after Democrats blocked several of President Bush's nominees. "We will lose every single filibuster attempt, even if it's the worst judge in the world. We don't have the votes," Santorum rejoined....

139 posted on 04/30/2009 8:37:47 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: RDTF

Dear Lord, have mercy on us.

Is Ginsburg next?


140 posted on 04/30/2009 8:38:08 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Norman Bates
During the campaign, the False One said he would appoint judges who have empathy with disenfranchised groups and do whats right and let the law catch up.

Obama said he voted against Janice Rogers Brown because she wouldn't raise the minimum wage by judicial fiat.

Obama’s judges will be a disaster.

141 posted on 04/30/2009 8:38:30 PM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: LostInBayport

Yeah, it’ll be a minority all right. Something like al-Souter, that’s my guess. If he can’t find a muslim he’ll pick a communist.


142 posted on 04/30/2009 8:47:08 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( AR2, Overdue! = American Revolution II...Overdue.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Norman Bates
“Most here seem to implicity agree Obama will not be appointing a white male.”

I sense an opening for a female veteran of the Black Panthers, with paralegal training.

143 posted on 04/30/2009 8:47:09 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: tioga

Hillary went and settled for a cabinet position.....LOL
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Unfortunately, that doesn’t automatically exclude her from being nominated.


144 posted on 04/30/2009 8:48:31 PM PDT by conivorous
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To: trumandogz

What difference does it make? According to the news media, we’re all going to die of swine flu in the near future anyway. No 2010 elections, no 2012 elections, no Congress, no Supreme Court, no nothing. sarc/


145 posted on 04/30/2009 8:51:15 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (January 20, 2013.....the day Sarah Palin takes the oath of office and our national nightmare ends!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"then we’ll be communists for the next 200 years."

Nah, I suspect secession and civil war will happen before the kommunists dominate our Republic.

And Americans will win, even if it has to be the hard way.

146 posted on 04/30/2009 8:55:52 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Here we go! America and our Constitution is so screwed. Bring on the Commie “judges.”

This will be a wash - one liberal judge replacing another. One thing about Democratic presidents - they don't nominate justices who end up opposing their philosophy. Eisenhower, Nixon and GHW Bush put some real liberal heroes on the Supreme Court.
147 posted on 04/30/2009 8:56:38 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: conivorous

Obama will appoint a highly respected and well known jurist from the slightly left of center judicial philosophy for his first appointment.
He will save nominating leftist justices for his second term. His primary political instinct is to get reelected. To select a contraversial justice for his first appointment will give conservatives too much ammunition. Obama doesn’t want that.


148 posted on 04/30/2009 8:56:48 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: nikos1121

You’re right. George H. Bush ran for president in 1988 based on the Reagan record, and then, after taking the oath of office, he pushes all the Reagan conservatives aside and dumps the Reagan conservative agenda. No wonder Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming called the Republicans “The Stupid Party.”

Then again, Senator Simpson called the democrats “The Evil Party.”


149 posted on 04/30/2009 8:59:42 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (January 20, 2013.....the day Sarah Palin takes the oath of office and our national nightmare ends!)
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To: Hurricane Andrew

It does not matter he votes liberal with the other libs on the court!


150 posted on 04/30/2009 9:00:17 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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