Friday, April 09, 2010

Justice Stevens To Retire From the US Supreme Court This Summer

Justice John Paul Stevens is one of the longest serving members of the Supreme Court in history, and has been on the Court since 1975. He will be retiring this summer, opening the door for President Obama to nominate his second justice to the nation's highest court.

Stevens is the fourth longest serving justice in the Court's history and has served under three Chief Justices and seven US Presidents.

President Obama will more than likely replace Stevens with another judge with a liberal bent, such that the ideological makeup of the Court isn't going to change appreciably anytime soon.

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