John Paul Stevens gave his retirement notice today. There will be a Senate fight over the next nominee before the November elections.
Republicans hated Stevens. Like the also hated Earl Warren, Stevens is a life long Republican from a Republican Family. He is probably the smartest guy to ever sit on the Supreme Court. He was one of FDR's boy genius code breakers in World War II.
Nobody wants a Supreme Court, Senate confirmation fight before the elections but we're going to have one anyway. I think Barry should nominate somebody who would drive the Republicans crazy. Mitt Romney would be a good choice. There has never been a Mormon Justice. If he was nominated the Republicans would climb the walls, chew the carpets, rend their garments and foam at the mouth.