Souter to Retire in June
Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, giving President Barack Obama his first chance to fill a vacancy on the high court.
The White House has been told that Souter will retire in June, when the court finishes its work for the summer, a source familiar with his plans said Thursday night. He almost certainly would remain on the bench until a successor is confirmed.
There'll be no shift, since Souter had been a fairly reliable liberal vote, despite being a Republican appointee. Let's hope Obama aims waaay left, and picks someone like 30-yers-old.
Or, he could make Clarence Thomas' life a living hell and pick Anita Hill. How awesome would that be?