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Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« on: May 11, 2017, 03:58:39 PM »



Rumors of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement have swirled for months but recently reached a fever pitch inside the Beltway. Shortly after the presidential election in November, the Supreme Court shot down speculation that Kennedy would leave the high court this year. But Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, both Senate Judiciary Committee members, have said that they expect another vacancy this summer.

Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, wrote an opinion piece this week urging, "Justice Kennedy, don't abandon your legacy."

"In the Trump era — with a Senate confirmation process now subject to a simple majority vote, thanks to McConnell and Senate Republicans — it is impossible to imagine any stronger or more able steward of Justice Kennedy's legacy than Kennedy himself," Wydra wrote. "Despite all the pressure and pointed rumors of his retirement, he surely realizes this.

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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 04:45:23 PM »
If he retires this summer, that still leaves Ginsburg who's even older.  Trump actually may have an opportunity to appoint 3 justices to SCOTUS and I will be very surprised if those he appoints are all from the original list that he and Cruz discussed.



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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 05:14:17 PM »
If he retires this summer, that still leaves Ginsburg who's even older.  Trump actually may have an opportunity to appoint 3 justices to SCOTUS and I will be very surprised if those he appoints are all from the original list that he and Cruz discussed.
Back as far as 2015 there were rumors that Thomas Wanted to retire. If those rumors were true I would expect him to before Trumps first term is up, maybe sooner!

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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 05:40:22 PM »
Back as far as 2015 there were rumors that Thomas Wanted to retire. If those rumors were true I would expect him to before Trumps first term is up, maybe sooner!
He's the one Justice I want to keep, wish we could clone him.
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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 05:45:29 PM »
He's the one Justice I want to keep, wish we could clone him.
I agree! Maybe we can with someone 30 younger! I would suspect that if any conservative was considering retirement the time would be now before the midterms and a slim chance the dims retake the senate!

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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 07:17:00 PM »
Back as far as 2015 there were rumors that Thomas Wanted to retire. If those rumors were true I would expect him to before Trumps first term is up, maybe sooner!

There are three other justices older than he is, but other than Kennedy he's been on the bench the longest; 26 years.

Ginsburg, 84, Kennedy, 81, Breyer, 81, Thomas, 69, Alito, 67, Sotomayor, 63, Roberts, 62, Kagan, 57, Gorsuch, 50.
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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 08:24:30 PM »
Who would have thought Donald Trump, a twenty minute "conservative" would stack the SCOTUS with actual conservatives.


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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 04:00:29 AM »
He's the one Justice I want to keep, wish we could clone him.

...And replace Sotomayer with a wise woman, period, or an honest conservative, unlike Roberts.

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Re: Rumors: Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement Libs Panic
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 04:31:53 AM »
Who would have thought Donald Trump, a twenty minute "conservative" would stack the SCOTUS with actual conservatives.

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