Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the most distinguished members of the United States Supreme Court (and by that I mean ever), announced Friday he will retire this year.
Thoughtful New Yorker profile earlier this year – Toobin on Stevens. Note the quote from the unctuous Bork. It says much more about the Rs than it does Justice Stevens.
I am awed that Justice Stevens saw Babe Ruth’s called shot.
Since we have been expecting – or perhaps more accurately, dreading – this for some time, it’s no surprise the Rs began braying instantly:
(Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel/Tribune Media Services)
Yeah, let’s replace one of the finest Justices we’ve ever had with another one of your right-wing yahoos . . . .
President Obama, don’t give these jackasses a thought.
UPDATE – Too late. Apparently, the urge to be “post-partisan” is putting wind in the sails of a conservative potential nominee – Solicitor General appears to be in the lead for Stevens\' seat – HuffPost