April 9th, 2010
10:34 AM ET
10 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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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Make way for Ms. Kagan.

    April 9, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. TCM

    Here comes the royal screwing of the Constitution and the nation at the hands of Obama. By manipulating the SC, he'll undermine traditional American values; changing them into some liberal-based, anti-Christian, pro-Muslim point of view....it'll be "fair," for those who work hard to be robbed by this moron and their money given to the lazy minorities of this country....

    April 9, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  3. gt

    good move ,,,, he is to old anyway...

    April 9, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |