The Missing Souter Clerks:
Mark Sherman of the AP has a story about the apparent absence of law clerks hired by Justice Souter for next Term, and what this means for the likelihood that Justice Souter is retiring. We're all just speculating, of course. Those who say don't know, and those who know don't say. For a range of reasons, I tend to be in the camp guessing that this is a significant signal, and that Souter is likely to announce his retirement at the end of the Term. But then we'll know soon enough either way.

  Hat tip: How Appealing.