I assume most FDL’ers already knew this.

I suspect the AP (or the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in which this was placed) wanted to get the word "liberal" into their title, because they counted on it attracting readers from the left and the right. I think that’s an encouraging sign for liberals and progressives, but I’ll gladly defer to others who have a more informed opinion.

"Source: Liberal-leaning Justice David Souter retiring from Supreme Court in June"

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, giving President Barack Obama his first chance to fill a vacancy on the high court.

The White House has been told that Souter will retire in June, when the court finishes its work for the summer, a source familiar with his plans said Thursday night. He almost certainly would remain on the bench until a successor is confirmed.



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