BREAKING NEWS: Justice Souter to Retire

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    Boy will this shake up the Supreme Court.

    Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire : NPR

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

    The court has completed hearing oral arguments for the year and will be issuing rulings and opinions until the end of June.

    Souter is expected to 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.

    At 69, Souter is nowhere near the oldest member of the court, but he has made clear to friends for some time now that he wanted to leave Washington, a city he has never liked, and to return to his native New Hampshire.
     
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    Who should replace him?

    I think Obama should consider Justice Judy, cuz she don't take no shit!
     
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    Look for a very far left judge to replace him. With 60 votes in the Senate it's a shoe-in.
     
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    did frankin win?
     
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    From the article:

    No real damage done here. No "shakeup."
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if the head dude of the ACLU got the nod! We are Anti-American all the way now!
     
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    the senate will confirm whomever obama picks. i hope he picks someone like souter... who, btw, was chosen by daddy bush.

    it won't change the configuration of the court at all.

    now if scalia were to retire :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Don't worry... the damage was done by Baby Bush.
     
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    uh, yes. He's been certified.
     
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    Franken won a long time ago you nitwit! The Grand Obstructionist Party has just been wasting tax payer's money/time again.
     

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