NPR reports that Justice David Souter has advised the White House of his intention to retire from the Supreme Court following the current term.
With all the recent US Senate developments, from the self-serving defection of Arlen Specter to Sen. Bunning's reported retirement to Minnesota's ever-more apparent election of an idiot, the stakes could not be higher. It will be terribly difficult for Republicans to hold the Dems below 60 seats anyway, but it could very well be impossible without Dodd getting what he deserves.
Rob Simmons' thoughts on the Specter embarrassment makes much the same point before the news of the Souter retirement went public.
Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.