Thursday, April 30, 2009

Justice Souter Retiring

President Obama will have an opportunity to appoint an associate justice to the Supreme Court of the United States. As NPR reports, "Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the Court's current term . . . [but] will remain on the bench until a successor has been chosen and confirmed, which may or may not be accomplished before the Court reconvenes in October."

We will keep you updated as this story develops.

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UPDATE (5-4 @ 7:49 PM)

Politico confirms that it is likely that the White House will announce Justice Souter's replacement within the week.

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UPDATE (5-5 @ 8:49 PM)

Apparently, Justice Souter's replacement will not be nominated within the week.

12 comments:

  1. Who will be appointed next?

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  2. 10:48...Calabresi is like 80 years old... Diane Wood is going to get the nomination....you heard it here first.

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  3. No one old. That's a loser's game.

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  4. Do you think the SWINE FLU has anyhthing to do wtih this?

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  6. My bet is that it's a coin flip b/w: Kagan (Sol. Gen'l) and Wood (7th).

    fwiw, I nominate Eugene Volokh, Randy Barnett, or Orin Kerr.

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  7. Kagan for sho

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