Seuter to Retire

NPR says it’s out of the bag.  Justice Souter will retire.  President Obama will have his chance to change things once again.  Hopefully he’ll be more circumspect in his appointment.  Souter was appointed by Bush but proved to be something of a surprise with liberal leanings.

Michelle Malkin writes, “Now, we’ll get an out liberal as opposed to a stealth one.”

What’s next?  Will Obama shape the court in his image?

Pray,pray,pray! Crying come naturally!

Allah simply groans.

Glenn Reynolds points us here for an interesting take by Legal Insurrection highlighting Prof. Michael Dorf and rewritten 2 days before the retirement announcement:

Does Arlen Specter’s defection from R to D strengthen the President’s hand in Congress? Perhaps overall but not on judicial appointments because breaking (the equivalent of) a filibuster in the Senate Judiciary Committee requires the consent of at least one member of the minority. Before today, Specter was likely to be that one Republican. Now what?