Sun 10 May 2009, The Guardian

Four top judges, three low profiles

By Marcel Berlins
I was in America when the news came out that David Souter, a judge of the US supreme court , had ­decided to retire, for the ­virtually unprecedented reason that he didn't fancy carrying on. He was neither ill, nor intellectually failing, nor old – 69 in a court which has no ­retirement age is young.
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