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10:30 AM ET, May 1, 2009

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Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire  —  · NPR has learned that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the court's current term.  —  The court has completed hearing oral arguments for the year and will be issuing rulings and opinions until the end of June.
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New York Times:
Souter Said to Be Leaving Court in June  —  WASHINGTON — Justice David H. Souter plans to retire at the end of the term in June, giving President Obama his first appointment to the Supreme Court, four people informed about the decision said Thursday night.  —  Justice Souter …
The Huffington Post:
Souter Replacements: Obama's Five Likely Picks (SLIDESHOW)  —  News of Justice David Souter's plan to retire at the end of the Supreme Court's current term immediately set off one of Washington D.C.'s most cherished parlor games: speculating who will take his place.
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Specter Defection Will Haunt Dems On Souter Replacement  —  News is breaking that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring.  There will be a fight over his replacement, for sure.  And Arlen Specter switching may have given Republicans a trump card to block an unacceptable replacement.
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Souter Reportedly Planning to Retire From High Court  —  Justice Might Stay Until Nominee Confirmed  —  Justice David H. Souter, the Republican-appointed New England jurist who has become a reliable member of the liberal bloc on the Supreme Court, has told friends that he plans to retire, according to a government official.
Ed Whelan / Bench Memos:
Filling the Souter Seat  —  Some initial thoughts on President Obama's opportunity to appoint a successor to Justice Souter:  —  1. Obama's own record and rhetoric make clear that he will seek left-wing judicial activists who will indulge their passions, not justices who will make their rulings with dispassion.
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Souter Said To Be Retiring; Who Would Replace Him?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Don Surber
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
White House Cheat Sheet: Souter Retirement (Further) Roils Political Landscape
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
Justice Souter's Retirement and Where We Go from Here
Discussion: Christy Hardin Smith and Law Blog
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A Few More Thoughts  —  Some stories, like the Souter retirement …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Bombshell: Souter retiring
Discussion: The New Ledger, MSNBC and The BLT
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
INSIDE WASHINGTON: Taxpayers to get rude surprise  —  INSIDE WASHINGTON: Millions of couples, retirees may have to repay some of Obama tax credit  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans enjoying their small windfall from President Barack Obama's “Making Work Pay” tax credit are in for an unpleasant surprise next spring.
JTA:
Case against ex-AIPAC staffers dropped  —  WASHINGTON (JTA) — A source with intimate knowledge of the case against two ex-AIPAC staffers accused of passing along classified information says the case has been dropped.  —  Keith Weissman, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's former Iran analyst …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
An Affordable Salvation  —  The 2008 election ended the reign of junk science in our nation's capital, and the chances of meaningful action on climate change, probably through a cap-and-trade system on emissions, have risen sharply.  —  But the opponents of action claim that limiting emissions …
CNN:
Survey: Churchgoers more likely to back torture  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.  —  More than half of people who attend services at least once a week …
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
ABC's Shame  —  ABC runs a report showing the names and faces …
Discussion: Hot Air and JustOneMinute
Zachery Kouwe / New York Times:
The Lenders Obama Decided to Blame  —  Peter A. Weinberg and Joseph R. Perella are part of a band of Wall Street renegades — “a small group of speculators,” President Obama called them Thursday — who helped bankrupt Chrysler.  —  That, anyway, is the Washington line.
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Plea Deal Reached With Agent for Al Qaeda  —  During the nearly six years that Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri spent in isolation in a Navy brig as the last enemy combatant held on United States soil, he denied the government's charges that he was a sleeper agent for Al Qaeda, his lawyers said.
Discussion: Hot Air and the talking dog
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Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Senate Defeats Measure to Allow Bankruptcy Judges to Change Mortgage Terms  —  For the second time in two years, a provision to allow bankruptcy judges to modify mortgages died in the Senate today, handing the Obama administration a significant defeat in its plans for arresting the foreclosure crisis.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Baseline Scenario
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Jared Allen / The Hill:
Hispanic Dems furious over GOP video  —  Hispanic Democrats are furious and demanding an apology over an image wedged in a new GOP web video on terrorism that shows members of the Hispanic Caucus sitting at a table with President Obama.  —  “On behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus …
C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
Training Afghans as Bullets Fly: A Young Marine's Dream Job  —  Corporal Conroy at Firebase Vimoto.  In Corporal Conroy's war, two Marines train Afghans in weapons, tactics, first aid, hygiene and leadership.  They keep the firebase supplied with ammunition, water, batteries and food.  More Photos >
Discussion: abu muqawama
Washington Post:
Laid-Off Lawyer From Bethesda Fatally Shoots Self  —  A 59-year-old lawyer with an Atlanta-based firm who was about to lose his job because of the economy was found dead in his Washington office yesterday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.
 
 
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