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Appointing Supreme Court Justices is among one of the single most important things a sitting President can do. Added to a long list of huge victories for the Trump Administration and the American people, Fox News reported: "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 for months; the decision comes a year after Kennedy's former law clerk Neil Gorsuch took over the seat occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump, reacting to the opportunity to select a second high court pick, called Kennedy a "great justice" and said he'd begin the search for a replacement immediately.
“Hopefully, we’re going to pick somebody who will be as outstanding,” Trump said.
On the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed the chamber would vote “this fall” on Kennedy’s successor.
Arguably the most powerful member of the Supreme Court, Kennedy's moderate-conservative views often left him the "swing" -- or deciding -- vote in hot-button cases ranging from abortion to gay rights to political campaign spending.
A Supreme Court vacancy will likely become a key issue in a midterm congressional election year, when control of the Senate is at stake.
That body will consider Trump's latest high court nominee, requiring only a simple majority for confirmation. GOP leaders changed the rules when Gorsuch was being considered, to get rid of the 60-vote procedural filibuster threshold.
The implications of President Trump nominating another conservative SCOTUS are long lasting. Are you tired of winning yet? (source, about the author)
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