Friday, April 9, 2010

Justice Stevens Retiring

This news is not really a surprise, but it is now official: Justice Stevens is retiring from the Supreme Court in June. Stevens, appointed by President Gerald Ford, has served on the Court for 35 years.  Stevens has been a leading liberal voice on the Court for the last twenty years. 

President Obama will now make a second appointment to the Supreme Court. Stevens' retirement will not likely shift the ideological makeup of the Court, as Obama will probably appoint another liberal to replace Stevens.

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