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News It's Official. Stevens to retire.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 #1

    turbo

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    Justice Stevens will retire at the end of this session (June/July)
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100409/ap_on_go_su_co/us_supreme_court_stevens;_ylt=An7MD4wvzv69vDQuKn8waBSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNvampnNHVyBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNDA5L3VzX3N1cHJlbWVfY291cnRfc3RldmVucwRjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzEEcG9zAzIEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcnkEc2xrA3N1cHJlbWVjb3VydA-- [Broken]
     
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    I think he'll choose the Liberal with the least resistance (and more experience this time).
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 #3

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    Hard to tell what his path might be. Republicans in the Senate are telegraphing a willingness to filibuster, though that might be quite problematic with Independents if it is seen as just one more attempt to deny Obama anything he wants. Gary Locke would be an interesting choice. Secretary of Commerce, already vetted by the Senate would be the first Asian-American on the bench. He's probably not on anybody's short-list, but he'd be a hard nominee for the GOP to filibuster without more backlash from Independent voters.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2010 #4

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    I think that the right political move would be to choose the most reasonable candidate that the Republicans would filibuster, then accuse them of obstructing.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 #5

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    They've been doing nothing but obstructing for the last year, and no one seems to care. What's one more?
     
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