Can We Expect Changes At The Supreme Court?

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 5:52 PM EST) -- As the United States Supreme Court hears argument and issues opinions during this term, speculation continues about whether Justice John Paul Stevens or Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will retire.

Conjecture is fueled by the fact that these two liberal members of the court — Justice Stevens, at 90, and Justice Ginsberg, given her recent health problems — may wish to leave early enough in President Obama’s term to ensure that a liberal replacement is nominated and confirmed by the Senate.

Statistics show that justices tend to...
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