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19 Years of Service Nears End

Souter Steps Down

Republican-appointed Supreme Court Justice David Souter plans to step down at the end of the court's term.
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Analysis

Speculation Over Successor Begins

Jurist's departure will leave vacancy that would give President Obama his first chance to begin reshaping the court.

The Fix

An Opening for a Fractured GOP?

Fight over Obama's nominee could help unite the Republican party -- or deepen rifts.

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    A look at the nine justices.

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Post Politics: Souter Replacements

Q & A with Post's Fletcher

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Analysis: Justice Souter's Retirement

Q & A with Post's Barnes

Obama and the Court

The Post asked former officials, legal scholars and others what President Obama should do with his first Supreme Court nomination. Read More »

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