New Term Doesn't Ensure Obama Chance To Revamp High Court

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- Barack Obama's re-election makes it more likely that Reagan-era U.S. Supreme Court appointees Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia will stay on to serve until the age of 80 and, barring unexpected retirements, could leave the Democratic president without a clear shot in his second term to erase the court's conservative bent, experts say.

Justices Kennedy and Scalia, both born in 1936, have given little or no indication that they wish to retire and are seen as vigorous workers, court watchers told Law360, predicting that Obama's coming...
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