Friday, April 09, 2010

Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire from Supreme Court in June

It's official, the oldest liberal on the High Court is retiring. John Paul Stevens will be missed! Here's hoping Obama will deliver a solidly liberal and exceedingly feminist Justice. Surely President Obama will strive to make a dent in the excessively male-dominated Court by choosing a woman:

Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court, announced on Friday that he would retire at the end of this term, setting up a confirmation battle over his replacement that is virtually certain to dominate the political scene this summer.

"Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law."
-- Justice John Paul Stevens,
Re: Bush v. Gore, 2000