Skip to comments.Rumors Swirl: Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas May Retire
Posted on 07/01/2020 12:12:33 PM PDT by Enlightened1
Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas may be planning to retire soon, according to rumors in the media Wednesday.
Robert Costa reported in the Washington Post that the Trump administration was preparing for the possible retirement of Justice Clarence Thomas:
Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative appointed by George H.W. Bush, is privately seen by Trump’s aides as the most likely to retire this year. While Thomas has not given any indication of doing so, the White House and Senate Republicans are quietly preparing for a possible opening, according to a White House official and two outside Trump political advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversations.
In response to that article, Hugh Hewitt stated on the Hugh Hewitt Show that he did not believe Thomas would retire, but that he had been told Alito was considering retirement.
Hewitt said, as the Washington Examiner reported:
Hewitt suggested he learned this rumor when “people begin working the refs” this time of year.
“I’m hardly a ref, but I got a column in the Washington Post, and so they start working me about, ‘You know this person would be great if Alito quit,'” he said.
Thomas is 72 and Alito is 70 years old.
In addition, liberal justices Justices Stephen Breyer (81) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (87) are considered candidates for retirement.
Therefore, it is possible that whoever is president for the next four years could have the opportunity to make four Supreme Court appointments.
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Oh we are suppose to trust the compromised Roberts on this?
Has Alito and Thomas seen Ginsburg?
Otherwise we are screwed.
Why not six months ago? Would be hard to replace now, just a couple months before the election.
Exactly, I really wish they would have retired last year.
If you work for the White House on appointments it’s your job to prepare for contingencies. The fact that they are doing so is no news at all.
its a lie the dems dreamed up to fire up the pro-baby-killing folks in prep for the election. MUST KILL BABIES!
Though it would be politically explosive, they have until January 20, 2021 to confirm, even if Trump loses. I agree though, should have happened 6 months ago, or they need to suck it up and hope Trump wins.
RBG is clinging to her job, cause when she finally dies, she has a good idea what is waiting for her.
They may as well retire. About half of the “conservatives” vote with Notorious, Wise-Latina, and Seddlelaw anyway.
Yep, gives the Democrats something to get excited about and getting people to vote in November.
On the other hand, same could be said about the Republicans.
I doubt they'd have fifty votes to confirm.
Actually, she has no idea what is waiting for her.
She's Jewish. Her view of the afterlife is different from Christian views.
The ‘rats are pulling out all the stops and Breitbart is right in there pimpin’ for ‘em.
With Romney, Collins, and Murkowski we might still be screwed.
“Rumors” are being put out there to stampede the Dems to the polls in Nov. .... if Trump is re-elected, he’ll fill those slots. This is trying to ramp up the vote for the Dementocrat Biden.
Nice of them to announce well before the election which gives Trump time. But I am losing faith in the so called ‘young and solidly conservative’ justices. It’s not Trump’s fault. He could pick the best candidate based on resume but you never know if they will vote conservative each and every time. We saw that with both Trump appointees. Still either of them is far better than the rogue Chief Justice.
Don't forget Murkowski and Gardner.
Last week they accepted the fact that they are in the minority.
She is DEAD. It sounds crazy but somehow they got a doppelganger in there.
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