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Justice Stevens’s Impending Retirement?


One item not to be lost in the late-summer stupor is the news (linked to by Kathryn last week) that Justice Stevens has hired only one law clerk for the October 2010 Term.  Under his long-established practice, he would have hired all his clerks by now.  On its face, that news seems to be a crystal-clear sign that Stevens intends to retire next summer.  (If I learn of anything that makes the sign more murky, I’ll pass it along.)

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