Justice Kennedy Retiring, Trump Will Get Another Supreme Court Pick

This is pretty huge

(Fox News) Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring, giving President Trump a critical opportunity to move the Supreme Court more solidly to the right in what promises to be an epic confirmation fight.

The 81-year-old senior associate justice informed the White House in a letter of his intention to step down from the high court after 30 years, effective July 31. Rumors of another vacancy have reverberated across Washington in recent months, and it comes a year after Kennedy’s former law clerk Justice Neil Gorsuch, took over the seat occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Trump, reacting to the news, called Kennedy a “great justice” and said he’d begin the search for a replacement immediately.

Trump will probably have a replacement announced next week, because he already had a big list of qualified candidates, and Mitch McConnell will hold a vote by August.

And, of course, we’re already getting things like

Oh, and btw

That was about Democrats using the nuclear option to stop all filibusters on anything but a Supreme Court justice. Think Mitch might end up pulling the trigger if Dems try and stop a qualified candidate for SCOTUS?

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11 Responses to “Justice Kennedy Retiring, Trump Will Get Another Supreme Court Pick”

  1. gitarcarver says:

    That small popping sound you just heard was the sound of liberal minds exploding.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Trump’s nominee will only need a simple majority vote for confirmation thanks to donk recalcitrance.

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  3. xtron says:

    kennedy retires….ya think Ginsberg can read the writing on the wall yet??

    not tired of winning yet.

    • Dana says:

      The only way that President Trump gets to appoint someone to the seat currently being moldered in by Justice Ginsberg is if she drops stone cold graveyard dead. She’d go to work in a wheelchair, with a chest tube, arterial line and poop bag before retiring while Mr Trump is in office.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Stephen Breyer is no spring chicken.

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      • formwiz says:

        Trump was having a little fun with the Lefties yesterday, noting the Wise Latina is a diabetic.

        Think he knows something? And, yes, he said, he just might have the chance to replace RGB, too.

  4. Jl says:

    “Only shot at remaining out of prison…”. For what? Drama Queen

  5. Bill589 says:

    Re: Supreme Court Justices
    Nobody who wants to change The Constitution should be in charge of defending it.
    The ‘Living, breathing document’ argument just means they don’t like The Constitution.
    The job as written requires Constitutional Conservatives.
    MAGA requires SC Justices that are true to their oath – not progressive liars.
    The Great news is that it looks like we are getting there….

  6. Jl says:

    Saw a good one: ..”I’m waiting for the Ninth Circuit to overturn Kennedy’s resignation.”

  7. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host erred:

    That was about Democrats using the nuclear option to stop all filibusters on anything but a Supreme Court justice. Think Mitch might end up pulling the trigger if Dems try and stop a qualified candidate for SCOTUS?

    Already been done: the Democrats tried to stop the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, and the Majority Leader warned them what would happen. The Democrats persisted, and Senator McConnell was as good as his word.

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