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Obama may break with tradition for high court pick

Retirement of Souter opens opportunities

President Obama made a surprise appearance yesterday at the White House press briefing. He spoke about Justice David Souter's coming retirement. President Obama made a surprise appearance yesterday at the White House press briefing. He spoke about Justice David Souter's coming retirement. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)
By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / May 2, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama, given an early opportunity to make a Supreme Court appointment, said yesterday he wants to nominate a replacement for retiring Justice David Souter who has "a sharp and independent mind" but also understands that justice is "also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people's lives." (Full article: 1128 words)

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