Friday, February 12, 2010

White House Quietly Preparing For Supreme Court Appointment

Sources are indicating that the White House is secretly preparing for a possible opening on the United States Supreme Court.  Sources are indicating that 90 year old Justice John Paul Stevens may be getting ready to announce his retirement.  While Stevens has not been talking about retiring he has not been discouraging talk about his possible retirement.  We first reported about rumors surrounding Justice Stevens possible retirement on September 2, 2009.  Supreme Court observers were noticing that Stevens was hiring fewer clerks as usual.  A possible sign that he was going to be retiring.  When asked about why he hired fewer clerks than necessary Stevens stated that at his age you cannot prepare too much into the future.  The sources are indicating that the same people involved in the appointment of Justice Sotomayor are putting together a game plan.  Speculation is that there would be less pressure on President Obama to appoint a female justice.  Many of the same names that were considered for the Souter vacancy are being mentioned.

We will keep an eye out for any developments.

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1 comment:

James G. Dimeas said...

In addition to Stevens, speculation has spread to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has been battling cancer for sometime and the rumors are that she may also be preparing to step down. Check out this article:

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