The AP reports: "Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has hired fewer law clerks than usual, generating speculation that the leader of the court's liberals will retire next year. If Stevens does step down, he would give President Barack Obama his second high court opening in two years."

Justice Stevens is 89 and has been on the court since 1975.

I wish he'd take Scalia and Thomas with him. But the conservatives aren't going anywhere with a Democrat in office.

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