Thursday, April 30, 2009
Los Angeles Times | April 30, 2009 | 8:20 p.m. PT///U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter to retire in June, AP reports::
"Justice David Souter has told the White House that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the court's term in June, a source said Thursday night.The source spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak for Souter.Speculation that the 69-year-old justice will be stepping down has been fueled by his failure to appoint law clerks from the fall term.National Public Radio reported that Souter will remain on the bench until a successor is confirmed.The Supreme Court declined to comment on the report.Souter's retirement would give President Barack Obama his first pick for the high court. Court watchers expect him to choose a woman to join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, currently the only woman on the Supreme Court."
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