Well, it's been a busy day around here, but we wanted to give you a brief update on Justice Souter's retirement:
Associate Justice David Souter announced yesterday that he intends to retire as soon as his replacement can be sworn in. Justice Souter deserves the thanks of this nation for his commitment to public service and the rule of law. He has served the Court and the country well for nearly two decades dedicating his life to public service, the rule of law and to the Constitution.
Justice Souter’s retirement is a reminder of the legacy a president leaves with his appointments. Justice Souter remained on the bench long after the president who appointed him left office. President Obama now has the opportunity to nominate someone worthy of his own historic legacy. We have been busy here at Alliance for Justice researching, coordinating with progressive allies, and preparing for the fight ahead.