Souter will reportedly retire from the Supreme Court in June.
Wired PR News – Supreme Court Justice David Souter is expected to retire from his position this summer. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the 69 year-old justice will step down when the court’s term ends in June according to a source.
As noted in the report, in the event of Souter’s retirement, President Barack Obama would be in the position to make an appointment to the Supreme Court. Nan Aron with the Alliance for Justice is quoted as stating of expectations surrounding Obama’s possible appointment, “We’re looking for President Obama to choose an eminently qualified candidate who is committed to the core constitutional values, who is committed to justice for all and not just a few.”
Many are speculating on whether the president would be likely to appoint a second female to the High Court.