Now the fun begins: Justice David Souter Retiring from Supreme Court

Wanna bet that Norm Coleman decides to take his losing case all the way to the supreme court now that Justice David Souter has decided to retire after the current term ends?

From NPR via HuffPo :

NPR, which was first to break the news, reported:

Souter is expected to remain on the bench until a successor has been chosen and confirmed, which may or may not be accomplished before the court reconvenes in October.

Reached at home, Supreme Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg repeatedly declined comment to Huffington Post on the report of Souter's resignation. Asked specifically if the report of Souter's planned resignation was inaccurate, Arberg repeated, "All I can tell you is no comment."

NPR's Nina Totenberg adds that Souter 69, has informed the White House of his decision and reports that President Obama is expected to appoint a woman:

At 69, Souter is nowhere near the oldest member of the court, but he has made clear to friends for some time now that he wanted to leave Washington, a city he has never liked, and return to his native New Hampshire.
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NPR, who broke the story, has it all.
TPM has more.
DailyKos has more on Souter's possible replacement.
The Nation has has more on Souter's possible replacement, but is pushing for Kimberle Crenshaw.
WaPo say Biden is drawing up the list of possible nominees
Here's TPM's Josh Marshall's take

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