When I first saw the headline Justice calls it a career after 14 seasons, I was excited about the possibility of Bush getting to appoint someone new to the Supreme Court. Then I realized I was on the CNN-SI website. It turns out to be David Justice, a former Atlanta Braves great who won the 1990 Rookie of the Year award and hit the home run that won the 1995 World Series. He’s probably best known outside baseball circles for having been briefly married to Halle Berry. I hated to see him go in that lousy trade for Kenny Lofton and hate to see him retire in another unie. And, of course, hate that it wasn’t John Paul Stevens–although granted, he’s been around more than 14 seasons. (I’d settle for David Souter.)

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


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