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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Sunday said he thinks that it's appropriate for justices to consider politics when weighing their decision to retire.
"It's an appropriate thing to think about your successor, not only in this job," Stevens said on ABC's "This Week." "I'm just finishing the book by former Secretary [of Defense Robert] Gates. He thought a lot about his successor, too. If you're interested in the job and in the kind of work that's done, you have to have an interest in who’s going to fill your shoes."
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