John Paul Stevens Retiring:US Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens Retiring:US Supreme Court Justice – We’ve been following the retirement of Justice John Paul for several weeks now. Just over a month ago he made an announcement that he was going to make his retirement public within about a month time. After a month passed everyone grew eager to hear the news, and it is now here. Just John Paul Stevens was the liberal voice for the Supreme Court which seems to grow more and more to the conservative side on matters. He announced just today that he is retiring (Friday, April 9th) He gave President Obama his 2nd seat to be replaced on the highest court in the nation. Justice Stevens announcement has come just two weeks before his 90th birthday, service a well deserved and honored career to our country. He joined the court in 1975 when he was appointed to the position by our former President known as Gerald Ford.
Stevens said that he plans to step down from his position when the court sums up its work on an assignment that has become very important to them. The ending of this assignment is said to come in late June or early July. John Paul said to reporters that he hopes that the man who takes his position after him is long confirmed “well in advance of the commencement of the court’s next term.” The President is said to be focusing in on several different prime candidates for the position. Of course, picking a member for the Supreme Court is not an easy decision that should be made quickly, so we should give Obama plenty of time to gather some evidence to base his decision on. The sources are believed to be Seventh Circuit Appeals Court Judge Diane Wood, 59; Solicitor General Elena Kagan, 49; and D.C. Circuit Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland, 57.
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