Huff Po speculates this am that the Supreme Court’s most liberal justice may retire soon, based on the fact that he’s hired only one law clerk for the upcoming session. In the past Justice Stevens has hired all his clerks by the end of July. His office confirms the accuracy of the hiring report.
Stevens did not say whether he plans to hire his full allotment of clerks or whether he will leave the court at the conclusion of the term that begins next month. Retired justices are allowed to hire one clerk. via Huff Po.