File photograph of U.S. Supreme Court Justices gathering for an official picture at the Supreme Court in Washington

 
File photograph of U.S. Supreme Court Justices gathering for an official picture at the Supreme Court in Washington
U.S. Supreme Court Justices gather for an official picture at the Supreme Court in Washington in this September 29, 2009 file photo. They are (front row, L-R) Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas (2nd row, L-R) Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced on April 9, 2010, that he will resign, giving President Barack Obama his second chance to reshape the nation's highest court and setting up a potential Senate confirmation battle. Picture taken September 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)