Friday, August 31, 2007

Conditions Right for Stevens Retirement

This post at explains that a Stevens retirement before Bush leaves office is a distinct possibility. The main reasons are rumors of poor health and desire to be replaced by a Republican. Some claim that Stevens, appointed by Ford, feels like he owes it to the party to let a Republican to replace him. He turns 88 next year, and may feel like retirement anyway. If he's replaced by Bush, that could shift the balance of the Court. This could lead to the overturning of Roe.


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