Stories raising the possibility that U.S. Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg may leave the Court at roughly the same time have suddenly become part of the Washington conversation, already fueling nightmare scenarios of dragged-out battles between a weakened President Barack Obama and a fiercely contentious Senate over possible replacements. But one theory argues that, in a strange way, two vacancies at once might actually help Obama push through at least one liberal nominee.
Talk Grows of 2 Openings at High Court
The National Law Journal
February 16, 2010