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Unsane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:06 AM
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The SCOTUS term ends in late June: who'll retire first?
I think RBG will give notice this summer that she will be retiring and not returning for the 09-10 term. Thus, the '09 summer will see Obama's first SCOTUS appointment battle--and the candidate will likely be a woman (I've advocated Gov. Jennifer Granholm as a dark horse). It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Stevens, meanwhile, will continue to stay on as his health permits. He is surprisingly sharp for a man his age (nearing 89).

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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 01:21 AM
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1. Maybe.
Stevens 'commutes' to Florida, I understand; sure would help to keep someones sharp! There's another woman whose name has been around.
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BluegrassDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:10 AM
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2. Toobin on CNN swears it'll be Souter to go first
He said, and I've heard from others, that Souter genuinely doesn't care for the job and wants to go back home to New Hamphshire.
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Unsane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:33 PM
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3. Interesting. That means Obama will likely get to make at least 3 appointments (Souter, RBG, Stevens)
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:55 PM
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4. Stevens is amazingly sharp
I watched him on America and the Courts and aside from hearing he is sharp as all get out.
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:08 PM
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5. I would love it if our guv became a SCOTUS justice.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 07:09 PM by roamer65
Jenny is a great lady.
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Unsane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:31 PM
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6. Agreed. She could bring a lot of leadership and executive experience to the Court.
I like the idea of appointing a non-judge (see Earl Warren).
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