Souter's Obama Letter: Full Text

06/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Text of Justice Souter's retirement letter on Supreme Court stationery, dated May 1:

Dear Mr. President:

When the Supreme Court rises for the summer recess this year, I intend to retire from regular active service as a Justice, under the provisions of 28 US.C. (section) 371(b)(1), having attained the age and met the service requirements of subsection(c) of that section. I mean to continue to render substantial judicial service as an Associate Justice.

Yours respectfully,

David Souter

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