April 9th, 2010
12:42 PM ET
April 9th, 2010
12:04 PM ET
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Stevens reaction: 'I honor his service to America' -Reid

(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement Friday.

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April 9th, 2010
12:01 PM ET
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Stevens reaction: 'I wish him well in his retirement' -Cornyn

(CNN) – Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, issued the following statement Friday.

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April 9th, 2010
11:36 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama to address Stevens retirement

(CNN) - A senior administration official tells CNN President Obama is expected to address the Justice Stevens retirement announcement when he arrives back at the White House.

The President is expected to arrive about 1:20 p.m. ET.

April 9th, 2010
11:23 AM ET
5 years ago

Stevens reaction: 'His integrity is rock solid' -Durbin

(CNN) - Sen. Dick Durbin, the number two Senate Democrat and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement Friday.

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April 9th, 2010
11:11 AM ET
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Stevens reaction: 'A remarkably dedicated public servant' -Hatch

(CNN) - Sen. Orrin Hatch, the former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement Friday.

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April 9th, 2010
11:08 AM ET
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Stevens reaction: Justice had 'legendary vigor' -McConnell

(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, issued the following statement Friday.

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April 9th, 2010
11:03 AM ET
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Stevens reaction: Last of 'the Greatest Generation' -Leahy

(CNN) - Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee issued the following statement Friday.

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April 9th, 2010
10:46 AM ET
5 years ago

Who will Obama nominate to replace Stevens?

Who will President Obama nominate to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens?
Who will President Obama nominate to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens?

(CNN) - President Barack Obama received his second opportunity Friday to shape the U.S. Supreme Court when Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement.

The president named Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the court last year.

To replace Stevens, Obama is likely to nominate another Democrat, thus maintaining the court's ideological balance of five conservative to four liberal-leaning judges.

Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania - a longtime member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which considers Supreme Court nominees - said recently that he would lobby Obama to choose a successor for Stevens who supports limiting executive power built up during George W. Bush's presidency.

"I think we need someone who will step into Justice Stevens' shoes, who will be very tough on the issues of executive power," Specter said on "Fox News Sunday."

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April 9th, 2010
10:34 AM ET
5 years ago

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to retire

Washington (CNN) - Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will retire, the court's press office said Friday.

His departure after nearly 35 years on the bench will give President Barack Obama another opportunity to shape the nation's highest court.






Stevens, who turns 90 on April 20, was not on the bench for a brief public session Monday; the court will hold its next public session in two weeks.

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