Stevens’ replacement will arrive in a Washington minute

The Huffington Post reports that:

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) predicted on Sunday that the president would have his replacement choice for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens confirmed through the Senate by the time the Court reconvenes in October.

"There is no question," said the Vermont Democrat. "It would be irresponsible to do otherwise."

Appearing on "Meet the Press," Leahy predicted that a nominee for the Steven's seat would be announced shortly because, as he put it, "we would like to get this wrapped up this summer."

Naturally, Senate Republicans vowed to mount a filibuster if Obama were to choose an extremist to replace Stevens.

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