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    Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has hired fewer law clerks than usual, generating speculation that the leader of the court's liberals will retire next year.

    If Stevens does step down, he would give President Barack Obama his second high court opening in two years. Obama chose Justice Sonia Sotomayor for the court when Justice David Souter announced his retirement in May.

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens slows his hiring, fueling speculation that he may retire - Louisiana Politics | State Legislature News - NOLA.com

    seems justice stevens only hired one law clerk when he is allowed 3....a retired justice is only allowed 1...

    will obama get to nominate another justice and who would that be?
     
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    Before we speculate who the replacement might be. We should wait until he renders his resignation.
     
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    all signs point to his resignation....his hiring of one clerk and his age..surely you accept he will resign during the next 3 years?
     
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    No I won't accept that, it's all speculation at this point. Even if he were to retire it would not change the ideological balance. There is no outward sign that Stevens has slowed or can no longer keep up with the work. On the contrary, he is one of the few justices who writes a first draft of all his opinions and dissents, instead of relying on clerks. And in the courtroom, he asks probing questions of the lawyers.
     
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    Like Souter before him, thankfully the only possible way to get anyone further to the Left is to dig up Chairman Mao and artificially inseminate a clone of Karl Marx.
     

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