Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire
April 30, 2009 · 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.
Souter, 69, is said to be ready to leave Washington, DC and retire to his home in New Hampshire.
This will be the first Supreme Court appointment for President Obama, with another appointment expected with the probable retirement of Justice Ruth Ginsberg, who is recovering from cancer.
From NBC's Pete Williams
The AP is running a story this afternoon that raises the question of whether Supreme Court Justice David Souter might retire.
Answer: He might. Then again, he might not.
CNN's Anderson Cooper is reporting that he WILL retire ...