Justice Stevens to Retire

Associated Press: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Retiring

Stevens said Friday he will step down when the court finishes its work for the summer in late June or early July. He said he hopes his successor is confirmed “well in advance of the commencement of the court’s next term.”

Stevens’ announcement leaves ample time for the White House to settle on a successor and for Senate Democrats, who control a 59-vote majority, to hold confirmation hearings and a vote before the court’s next term begins in October. Republicans have not ruled out attempts to delay confirmation.

Obviously, I’m going to want to spend a little more time on this.  For now, though, while I figure out exactly what to say about trading for a younger leftist on the Court and about Barack Obama’s own judicial tendencies, we’ll just have to settle for a little prediction:

Barack Obama will scour the country for the only half-black, half-Asian, half-Native American, half-Inuit, disabled, dyslexic, balding, blind, deaf, female, gay, Muslim judge and will immediately ignore all of her radical activist history and nominate her for the Supreme Court.  Republicans who oppose her on grounds of her prior decisions will automatically be deemed anti-black, anti-Asian, anti-Native American, anti-Inuit, anti-disability, anti-learning disability, anti-follicularly challenged, anti-women’s rights, anti-gay Islamophobes.

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  1. whats_up says:

    Want to bet on that Jeff? :)

  2. Slideeeee, sweep, sweep, sweep says:

    Or he could just put John Buyon in there. If it doesn’t conflict with John’s curling schedule.

  3. William A. Rose says:

    This is really a bad time for a Justice to leave the court. A really bad time.

    You are probably right, Jeff.

    Does one have to possess a law degree to be a SCJ?

  4. You omitted half-socialist, half-marxist, and half the normal experience.

  5. Gail B. says:

    I’ve read that Diane Wood is one of I-Obama’s 10 people being considered, but I’m afraid he’ll nominate Cass Sunstein or Janet Napolitano.

    However, now that he’s lost his filibuster-proof Senate, he will just about have to nominate someone the Republicans can approve…sooner or later.

  6. Gail B. says:

    Jeff said,

    “Barack Obama will scour the country for the only half-black, half-Asian, half-Native American, half-Inuit, disabled, dyslexic, balding, blind, deaf, female, gay, Muslim judge and will immediately ignore all of her radical activist history and nominate her for the Supreme Court. Republicans who oppose her on grounds of her prior decisions will automatically be deemed anti-black, anti-Asian, anti-Native American, anti-Inuit, anti-disability, anti-learning disability, anti-follicularly challenged, anti-women’s rights, anti-gay Islamophobes.”

    As though you don’t have enough on your plate already, without the Benadryl for allergies, you probably wouldn’t sleep for the adrenaline build-up in your system required for you to keep up your pace. But, you are funny when you’re exhausted!

  7. Git-R-Done says:

    Once again, absolutely NO requirements to be a justice…… Larry the Cable Guy qualifies. No smarts needed to be president either, obviously.

  8. whats_up says:

    William A. Rose says:

    Does one have to possess a law degree to be a SCJ?

    William,

    I dont believe that you have to, I could be wrong though, but it seems to me that is not one of the conditions.

  9. From the mound says:

    I’ll miss him. He pitches wayyyyyyy better than Obama.

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