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John Paul Stevens: It’s okay
for justices to take politics
into account when retiring

Washington Post, by Katie Zezima

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/20/2014 6:23:54 PM

Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens said it is appropriate for justices to take the political climate into account when thinking about retirement. "I think so," Stevens said when asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC´s "This Week" if it is appropriate to take politics into account when deciding to retire. "It´s an appropriate thing to think about your successor, not only in this job," said Stevens, who retired in 2010 and was replaced by Justice Elena Kagan. Stevens cited former defense secretary Robert Gates, who said in a new book that he was also concerned about who would take his place.

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Stevens saying something we already knew. Now, he´s free to pontificate on the Sunday circuit and liberal colleges.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hisself, 4/20/2014 6:38:37 PM     (No. 9818088)


Speaking of outliving your ´sell-by´ date. . .


Stevens (the face of the Kelo decision) is starting to remind me of Jimmy Carter, a has-been who doesn´t know when to shut up.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 4/20/2014 6:46:30 PM     (No. 9818092)

Thank you Captain Obvious, now lets talk about the four or five sitting justices who take politics into account while making legal decisions..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 4/20/2014 7:33:21 PM     (No. 9818123)

Yo..yo.....doesn´t this mook know when to shut up?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 4/20/2014 9:55:29 PM     (No. 9818195)

idiots are all around us. Generally they don´t do all that much damage beyond the immediate range.
But when an Establishment Republican appoints such a fool to the Supreme Court, the idiocy affects a whole lot of us.
So please, usual suspects, please don´t preach about the necessity of voting for the (R) no matter what. It was the (R) the appointed this blatherskite to high office, thereupon to damage the nation for 35 years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 4/21/2014 9:52:16 AM     (No. 9818642)

No wonder our Founding Fathers made the Supreme Court as an afterthought without much real power.

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