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Supreme Court Justice Stevens announces intention to retire




Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will retire during Obama’s presidency—but has given no date for his departure. Leader of the Court’s liberal wing, Stevens is also among the longest-serving Justices in Court history. Who might Obama consider to replace Stevens? Will a heated confirmation battle ensue? And what might an ideological shift mean for abortion rights, gay rights, and the balance of security and civil liberties?

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David Savage, Supreme Court Reporter, LA Times