Ask Marcia Coyle Your Questions About Stevens’ Retirement

BY Lea Winerman  April 9, 2010 at 2:14 PM EDT

Now that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 89, has announced his plan to retire at the end of this court term after more than 30 years on the bench, the usual round of questions are emerging rapid fire: What is Stevens’ legacy? What does his exit mean for the court? And who might President Obama be considering to replace him?

Supreme Court justices; Official Supreme Court photoTo help decode the next steps, regular NewsHour analyst Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal is taking your questions about Stevens’ place in the court’s history, his major opinions, and what comes next. Submit your questions in the comments section below, and we’ll post answers next week.

Last May, Coyle answered your questions about Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s most recently confirmed justice.

And we’ll have complete coverage of the Supreme Court on Friday’s NewsHour, with analysis from Coyle and others.