Justice Stevens announces retirement


Obama will have the opportunity to appoint another Supreme Court justice and Republicans are signaling the same boiler plate “activist judge” opposition.

Closing one era and opening another, Justice John Paul Stevens notified President Obama on Friday that he will retire from the Court when the current Term ends, probably late in June. Stevens made his decision public eleven days before he reached his ninetieth birthday, and about two years short of a date on which he would have become the longest serving justice in history.

via SCOTUSblog » Stevens’ era is ending.