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US Supreme Court Justice Souter to retire in June

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(1 May 2009) SHOTLIST
AP Television –
FILE: Washington, DC – 18 April 2000
1. Pan of US Supreme Court Justices
2. Pan to David Souter standing next to Clarence Thomas
3. Mid shot of Souter
4. Pan of Souter standing with other Justices
POOL
FILE: Washington, DC – 31 October 2005
5. Class photo of US Supreme Court justices
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FILE: Washington, DC – 12 December 2000
6. Wide of US Supreme Court building
STORYLINE:
US Justice David Souter has told the White House that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the court’s term in June, a source said on Thursday night.
Speculation that the 69-year-old justice will be stepping down has been fuelled by his failure to appoint law clerks from the fall term.
National Public Radio reported that Souter will remain on the bench until a successor is confirmed.
The Supreme Court declined to comment on the report.
Souter’s retirement would give US President Barack Obama his first pick for the high court.
Court watchers expect him to choose a woman to join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the only woman on the Supreme Court.
Souter has never made any secret of his dislike for Washington, once telling acquaintances he had “the world’s best job in the world’s worst city.”
When the court finishes its work for the summer, he quickly departs for his beloved New Hampshire.
He has been on the court since 1990, when he was an obscure federal appeals court judge until former US President George H. W. Bush tapped him for the Supreme Court.

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