Justice Souter to Retire
A mere month after he was memorialized in Green Bag bobblehead form Justice David Souter has announced his plans to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court. Souter has long been one of the less known judges; he is relatively quiet and camera shy. Maybe what he is best known for is the perception (we will not opine about its truth) that he moved very much to the left after his appointment. In any case, his retirement has sparked much interesting biographical information about him, and if you would like to you could look at CNN, the Oyez Project, and the New York Times topic about him to learn more.
There is also a good deal of speculation about who will be replacing Justice Souter. Take a look at the thoughts of Time, CNN, the National Law Journal, and U.S. News & World Report. There are names that keep coming up.