Friday, May 1, 2009

Souter, Specter, and College Football

It’s Friday, May 01, 2009. Here's what we're looking at:

Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court will retire, according to numerous government officials (including President Obama). Who will the new president pick to replace Souter? Probably another minority or female legal expert. The New York Times provides a slew of possibilities as to who it might be.

No matter who Obama picks to replace Souter, he or she will still have to be confirmed by the Senate. The process will start in the Senate Judiciary Committee - where, because of Sen. Arlen Specter’s recent party switch, confirming a liberal Justice may be more difficult now.

Specter’s decision has been supported by most Democrats in Washington DC, but the Democratic activists in Pennsylvania are not so sure. One group is demanding that the moderate Senator go through a primary.

Finally, the BCS System vs. Playoffs issue is heating up in Congress. One of the most passionate House members on this issue is Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) who says that the BCS System is “like communism, you can't fix it."

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