For Obama, the legal legacy begins with Souter replacement

As President Obama considers how to make the most of a rare opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court justice, he is getting advice from many fronts — including Senate Judiciary Committee leaders and law professors, women's advocates and Hispanic groups. On Sunday, Pennsylvania's just-turned-Democratic senator, Arlen Specter, weighed in as well.And why not? Supreme Court justices are appointed for life, and they may help determine the law long after a president leaves office. So even as Obama...Full Story
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