Vitter Issues Statement on Stevens Retirement
U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement of the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens:
"Justice Stevens' retirement, and the nomination process that will soon follow, provides an opportunity for President Obama to appoint a more tempered justice to uphold the law in our highest court. I hope the president will nominate an individual who respects the strict constructionist interpretation of our Constitution and not an individual who will try to legislate from the bench. We have three branches of government for a reason -- to provide checks and balances -- and especially now we need sound jurists on the court to help the Supreme Court fulfill its role of interpreting the constitutionality of laws," said Vitter.