On CNN via DBA:
“This is to inform you of my decision to retire from my position as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, effective upon the nomination and confirmation of my successor.
“It has been a great privilege, indeed, to have served as a member of the Court for 24 terms.
“I will leave it with enormous respect for the integrity of the Court and its role under our constitutional structure.”
It cannot possibly be overemphasized how much damage an unbalanced conservative court could to to civil liberties in this country. This was why I vehemently opposed Bush in 2000, and is probably more important even than the war issue today. Get involved, stay involved.