April 9th, 2010
12:04 PM ET
10 years ago

Stevens reaction: 'I honor his service to America' -Reid

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

Read the statement after the jump:

“Justice Stevens has been a strong presence on the Court for almost 35 years and worked to build consensus and protect the rule of law. I honor his service to America and wish him well in his retirement.

“I am confident that President Obama will use the same wisdom that he showed with his nomination of Justice Sotomayor and name a well-qualified successor. I encourage my Republican colleagues to join us in conducting fair, respectful hearings and swift confirmation of the President’s nominee.”

Filed under: Harry Reid • John Paul Stevens • Supreme Court
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  1. El Gordo

    It's too bad that one of the five Republican Party hacks isn't retiring. Those judicial activists are doing everything they can to undo the Constitution and end democracy in America. Stevens is a moderate, thoughtful man. I'm sure that Obama, a Constitutional scholar himself, will nominate another thoughtful, moderate justice.

    I am equally certain that the Republican character assassination squad will oppose him tooth and nail, hoping to stir up the hayseeds and cause more street theater. "Give us our nation back!" Republican voters will whine, not knowing that they are opposing their own self interest.

    I don't know what Obama will be doing in four months, but I do know that every Republican in Congress will oppose it.

    April 9, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  2. Larry

    Judge Stevens is a good man. A fair, unbiased who didn't let politics cloud his decisions.

    I hope President Obama selects a replacement who has Judge Stevens' integrity.

    April 9, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |