Friday, May 01, 2009
Supreme Court Justice David Souter has indicated that he intends to retire at the end of the Court's present term. This announcement was not entirely unexpected since (as Adam reminded me) Court watchers have been wondering at the absence of new law clerks for Souter's next term. Still, it now opens up furious debate over who Obama will nominate to fill Souter's seat on the bench. There's some speculation that Obama might select a woman for the court (a move I support since there is now only one woman serving on the bench.) Here's a good list of potential nominees. The next several months should be fairly entertaining.