US Supreme Court David Souter will retire at the end of the current court term.
Amerians: THIS is why we needed to elect a Democrat to office.
NPR has learned that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the current court term.
The vacancy will give President Obama his first chance to name a member of the high court and begin to shape its future direction.
This, of course, makes two things very very important. Listen carefully.
1) Franken has to get to Washington.
2) All other progressive and Democratic Caucus Senators have to be preserved in place and it would not hurt to replace a Republican or two should they happen to disappear for some reason. Switching parties would be OK.
You see, the Republicans follow a bully strategy. If they are out numbered, out classed, out voted, out logic-ed, and out argued, and there is a single stone left on the playground, they will pick that stone up and throw it at the nearest liberal. The Senate confirms the court nominees. The Republicans can keep an appointee out of the court … or force an inappropriate nominee … if they have enough representation in the Senate. With only 29 percent of Americans self-identified as Republicans in the latest poll, there really sould not be about 50 Senators