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In Washington and throughout the nation's legal system, speculation took off Friday over who may join the Supreme Court after the retirement of Justice David Souter.

Souter plans to retire after the current term recesses in June, he said Friday in a letter to the White House, bringing to an end his more than 18 years on the bench.

Souter is 69. Read full article »

CNN's Bill Mears contributed to this report.

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