Justice Stevens to Leave the Supreme Court
Matt | On 09, Apr 2010
It has been confirmed from Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that he will retire at the end of the Supreme Court’s term this summer.
We reported earlier this week that there were rumors of an impending retirement for Justice Stevens. Well, it’s true as of this morning. He announced his retirement in a letter to President Obama. Justice Stevens will be 90 on April 20.
I think it’s about time for him to ride off into the sunset and enjoy the remaining years with his wife. He was originally appointed to the court by President Gerald Ford in 1975. So, I think 35 years is plenty of time in this role. He has seen everything from the end of slavery, to the Great Depression, a few World Wars, and the invention of the Internet. It’s time he enjoyed his 90s in peace, hopefully away from the craziness of Washington. Best of luck to Justice Stevens!
Let the media punditry begin about the future court leaning too liberal or conservative, or whomever President Obama picks being accused of “legislating from the bench..” Lord, do we REALLY have to go through this again?! Didn’t we suffer enough through the Sotomayor confirmation??