AirTalk for April 5, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Stevens announces intention to retire

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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

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?

Guest:

David Savage, Supreme Court Reporter, LA Times


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