Friday, May 1, 2009
NY Times: Souter’s Exit Gives Obama First Opening, by Peter Baker & Jeff Zeleny:
Justice Souter, who was appointed in 1990 by a Republican president, the first George Bush, but became one of the most reliable members of the court’s liberal wing, has grown increasingly sour on Washington and intends to return to his home state, New Hampshire, according to the people briefed on his plans. One official said the decision might be announced as early as Friday.
See also speculation on SCOTUSblog at to potential replacements: Politico Chat, by Tom Goldstein: