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Moving On: Supreme Court Justice Announces Retirement

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(WOIO) - Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, says he is retiring.

President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.

Stevens says he will step down when the court finishes its work for the summer in late June or early July.

His announcement had been hinted at for months. It comes eleven days before his 90th birthday.

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