Justice David Souter Will Retire

NPR is reporting that Justice David Souter will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the current court term. This means that President Obama will be able to make his first appointment to the Supreme Court.

Even though Souter was appointed to the Court by George H. W. Bush, he has turned out to be a big disappointment on many important issues. His retirement will not change the balance of the Court’s opinion on Roe v. Wade. Nevertheless, Obama may very well appoint a replacement that is younger and more liberal than Souter. That will not be good.

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports, “Justice David Souter has told the White House that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the court’s term in June.”

One Response to Justice David Souter Will Retire

  1. Waynedawg May 1, 2009 at 8:04 am #

    I agree.

    He waited for this time to retire.

    There is no reason why he could not have retired under Bush and, maybe, the Pro-Life movement could have had one more Supreme on the right side of this issue.

    Now the Court will lean even further to the left and the mountain will be even harder to climb to reverse Roe.

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