J. Scott Applewhite, AP
June 15, 2006
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, center, smiles as he chats with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, right, just before the start of a memorial for the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, says he is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is at left.