scratch wrote:at 70 he'd be among the younger Supreme Court justices--
There's another pleasant thought: Obama should have the opportunity to appoint a good number of justices in his second term!
I'd still like to see Feingold on that bench.
Let's see, the four oldest are:
I know Ginsburg is ready to retire. I presume Scalia will either die in the saddle or suddenly leave for no good reason. But most likely he will stay until there's another chance for a Republican president. In short, unless one of the younger Republicans decides to retire early, I don't see how Obama can change the makeup of the current court. Down the road, yes, since his appointees are young, but I doubt there will be any changes during his term in office.