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Will Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retire?

(New York Times)  WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices say they do not act politically when they decide cases. But they freely admit to taking account of politics in deciding when to retire. Most justices, for instance, try to step down under politically like-minded presidents. “That’s not 100 percent true,” Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist said […]

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Raul Castro to stay in office until April as Cuba extends term

HAVANA (BLOOMBERG) – A Castro will be Cuba’s president for at least a little longer. Raul Castro, who replaced his brother Fidel as Cuba’s president in 2008, will remain in the post two months longer than originally scheduled, after the National Assembly voted on Thursday (Dec 21) to extend the current legislative term until April 19. Castro […]

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Federal appeals judge announces immediate retirement amid probe of sexual misconduct allegations

(Washington Post)  Alex Kozinski, the powerful judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit who was facing a judicial investigation over allegations that he subjected 15 women to inappropriate sexual behavior, announced Monday that he would retire effective immediately. In a statement provided by his lawyer, Kozinski apologized, saying that he “had […]