Justice John P. Stevens, after 34 years of sitting on the Supreme court, will retire later this year just before turning 90 years old. Appointed by Gerald Ford in 1975, Stevens is considered one of the more liberal justices of the court.
Who the President will elect to replace him on the court will surely be the big broo-haha for the next couple of months. And the big winner will be GOP fundraisers who will naturally paint this as Obama’s move to “socialize” the court, unless you donate to us fast!! Since we’ll likely see a “liberal” justice replace another “liberal” justice, this will be a lot of noise for nothing. We have our issues with the Supreme Court Appointment process, most of them stated in our podcast here.