. May 1st, 2009 SouthAmerica: The choice of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice could have long-term economic implications for the future of the United States. The news that Justice David H. Souter decided to retire from the Supreme Court gives President Obama the opportunity to nominate Ralph Nader to replace Mr. Souter. Since Ralph Nader is 75 years old today, President Obama could offer the nomination to Ralph Nader with the condition that Ralph Nader would retire by February 2016 to give enough time for President Obama to replace Mr. Nader before the end of his second term. Ralph Nader would be a great addition to the Supreme Court since he has a deep understanding of most of the important issues that are being discussed right now and will have a major impact in the future of the United States. He also could become a very influential justice inside of the Supreme Court because of his vast knowledge about most issues that affects the daily lives of the average American; from all kinds of industry regulation to labor matters, from a long list of social issues to the areas of energy and the environment, and so forth. My second choice to replace Justice Souter would be Robert Kennedy Jr. .