Supreme Court Justice Souter to retire, leaving open seat for Obama to fill

Friday, May 01, 2009

Justice David Souter has reportedly told the White House that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the court's term in June. Justice Souter's retirement would give President Obama his first pick for the high court. Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, joins The Takeaway to discuss what role Souter played in the high court and who are likely replacements for him.

For more on the Justice Souter story, watch this clip from The Rachel Maddow Show.


Adam Liptak

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Comments [1]


Oprah is the perfect 9th Justice. She would get everyone in touch with their feelings, give them all a big hug, and make that court a better place.

May. 01 2009 09:02 AM

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