Even though White House officials won’t say anything on the record until Justice David Souter formally notifies President Barack Obama of his retirement (he hasn’t), they knew this was coming. One White House official told me on Wednesday it could happen soon. There is no pick yet but the White House will definitely move quickly enough to have the new justice in place when the new Supreme Court term begins in October
Earlier I wrote that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is likely the heavy favorite for Souter’s seat. That’s still my bet. Here’s the rest of my analysis on GMA.