The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he’s hoping for a “thoughtful and civil discourse” while considering a successor for Justice John Paul Stevens, and the Senate’s top Republican said his party will make a “sustained and vigorous case for judicial restraint.”

Those are the earliest, official words Friday from senators who will decide whether to confirm President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed Stevens, who announced his retirement Friday morning.

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