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    Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Associated Press 2:45pm 9-02-09

    Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court - Yahoo! News

    Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has hired fewer law clerks than usual, generating speculation that the leader of the court's liberals will retire next year.

    If Stevens does step down, he would give President Barack Obama his second high court opening in two years. Obama chose Justice Sonia Sotomayor for the court when Justice David Souter announced his retirement in May.

    Souter's failure to hire clerks was the first signal that he was contemplating leaving the court.
    If he does retire, and it is probably time for him to do so, it won't effect the makeup of the court, but will put a liberal in that spot for a long time to come most likely. Will be worth watching to see if he does retire.

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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    If he does retire...I hope and pray that Obama has the spine to nominate a true liberal to the court and not give us another moderate. We need to balance out the extreme right-wing picks of GWB to protect some balance on the Supreme Court.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    He'd been telling his past clerks that he wanted to beat Douglas's record for most time served on the bench, but it's become increasingly obvious that that wasn't going to happen.

    This will be interesting to see.

    If he does retire...I hope and pray that Obama has the spine to nominate a true liberal to the court and not give us another moderate. We need to balance out the extreme right-wing picks of GWB to protect some balance on the Supreme Court.
    If you truly believe that Alito/Roberts are "extreme right-wing picks" and you want to balance them out, does that mean that you want Obama to replace Stevens with an "extreme left-wing pick"? Or do you instead believe that there's really no such thing as an "extreme left-wing pick" and that such an appellation is only applicable to conservatives?
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    I'd like Obama to nominate an actual clown, you know red nose, big shoes. It shouldn't affect the rulings much, but should add to the palatablity of the proceedings.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If he does retire...I hope and pray that Obama has the spine to nominate a true liberal to the court and not give us another moderate. We need to balance out the extreme right-wing picks of GWB to protect some balance on the Supreme Court.
    He'd do better hiring someone who would uphold the constitution.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    He'd do better hiring someone who would uphold the constitution.
    That's blasphemy in liberal circle, sir!!! How dare you suggest such a sin. How about a Gay Pride Marcher with a pink robe?

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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    i'm quite uncomfortable with justices remaining on the bench to "beat a record".......

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I'd like Obama to nominate an actual clown, you know red nose, big shoes. It shouldn't affect the rulings much, but should add to the palatablity of the proceedings.
    It's Stevens who may be retiring, not Scalia.

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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm quite uncomfortable with justices remaining on the bench to "beat a record".......
    Why? Is there any evidence he is unable to perform his job?

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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I'd like Obama to nominate an actual clown, you know red nose, big shoes. It shouldn't affect the rulings much, but should add to the palatablity of the proceedings.
    Pure win, sir.


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