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    But it is more likely at least one of them will leave the bench during the final Obama years, either through retirement or death. According to this paper by Ross M. Stolzenberg of the University of Illinois and James Lindgren of Nortwestern University Law School, the odds of a justice dying in office is slightly more than 5% per year, increasing steadily as justice age past 70. About 45% of all Supreme Court justices have died in office, while 47% retired.
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    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:31:51 PM PST

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