Justice Souter to Retire from the U.S. Supreme Court
The timing of this seems odd. I would have thought any retiring justice would have waited at least a year into Obama's term before retiring, barring any medical issues. Any thoughts on who Obama might tap as a justice?
Souter was an interesting justice. Nominated by Bush 1.0, who expected a conservative justice, he ended up being a moderate, independent voice (though nothing compared to Justices Kennedy & O'Conner, who you could damn near never predict). Certainly not a high-profile justice.