Trump May Reshape Supreme Court for Decades as Justice Kennedy Retires

Trump May Reshape Supreme Court for Decades as Justice Kennedy Retires

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who served as the vice chairman of Trump's transition team, told Fox: "When he first announced it, he said "Muslim ban". Eastern, he will participate in a roundtable with supporters.

On Wednesday, following the revelation that his father would be able to appoint a Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Trump Jr. used the word "lit".

A traditional conservative, he advanced gay rights, buttressed abortion rights and erased political spending limits. Now it appears that precedents on all of those issues could be imperiled.

Kennedy was famously the fifth vote in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey to reaffirm Roe v. Wade.

Although this week he voted to uphold Trump's travel ban, in the past he was a key vote in favor of limiting presidential power and protecting the rights of Guantanamo detainees. "And that'll happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court".

"I would not say no", Lee said, adding it is the President's decision to make. Reuters reported the ruling marked the end of a long legal fight surrounding Trump's executive order. The newest justice will do more to reshape the court than Gorsuch's confirmation did.

Questions over future of ‘shocked’ Germany coach Joachim Low
And Silva's header from a Neymar corner ensured Brazil's progression as group winners, ahead of a last-16 tie with Sweden . Germany lost the opening game 0-1 to Mexico , and dramatically beat Sweden 2-1 in stoppage time for the second game.

It is unclear whether Republican Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., due to his battle with brain cancer.

Trump will inevitably try and replace him with a staunch conservative, changing the face of the Court in a way that could last decades, depending on when other Justices might choose to retire. The last thing the large group of Democratic senators running in pro-Trump states need right now is a vote that could either infuriate the GOP's right-to-life base or discourage anti-Trump Democratic voters. Susan Collins of ME and Sen.

But while the Kennedy seat might be lost to Democrats, there's a very different angle that Democrats can take - and already are - to prevent a further conservative tilt of the Supreme Court under Trump's term: politics.

Trump especially likes five conservative judges from a list of 25 potential candidates prepared by the White House, the oldest of whom is 53, Axios reported, citing sources. Three Democrats in particular, Sens. Two years ago, Kennedy was the fifth vote to strike down a Texas law imposing restrictions on access to abortion.

University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone told the legal news website conservatives now on the nation's hight court bench have a history of overturning precedent - including Wednesday's ruling in a union fees case. The Democrats' chances of holding back a nominee depend on their ability to reach a majority, which requires securing not only the votes of every member of their 49-person caucus, but also the vote of at least one Republican. Notably, while he voted for the same outcome in the Parents Involved case (which involved using race affirmatively in an effort to desegregate historically segregated school districts), he wrote separately, taking a more limited position than the chief justice, who famously wrote that "the best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race, is to stop discriminating on the basis of race".

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