Friday, April 9, 2010
Replacing Justice Stevens
Now that Justice Stevens has finally decided to retire, I can only say: good riddance. Unfortunately, with Obama in the White House, it is a virtual certainty that he will be replaced by someone as bad or worse. I've seen some talk about a big fight over the nomination. I think that would be a mistake, unless the GOP can manage to delay confirmation until November. If that's possible, and Republicans regain the Senate, they may be in position to force Obama to come up with a compromise candidate. If not, the fight isn't worth it. At worst we'll be swapping one liberal justice for another.