What happens at the Supreme Court after Kennedy retires?

What happens at the Supreme Court after Kennedy retires?

"It has been the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those on the Supreme Court", Kennedy was quoted as saying in announcing his decision.

The 81-year-old Kennedy, often a voice of moderation over three decades on the court, provided the key vote on such closely divided issues as affirmative action, guns, campaign finance and voting rights in addition to same-sex marriage and the right to abortion.

President Donald Trump says he met with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at the White House on Wednesday shortly before the announcement of the justice's retirement.

The White House said Trump's team also spoke with more than a dozen additional senators.

Esseks said he is hopeful the new justice will embrace recent legal victories in gay rights battles and urged senators to press the nominee on the issue during the confirmation process after Trump announces his pick.

Trump's first high court nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed in April 2017. The president says in the Oval Office that he will choose Kennedy's successor from a list of 25 names that have been under consideration.

Among other judges on the US President's nominee list are - Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, who serves on the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, Raymond Kethledge of MI, who serves on the 6th Circuit and newly confirmed federal appeals court judges Amy Coney Barrett of IN and Amul Thapar of Kentucky, as per the report.

"Thus far, President Trump's judicial nominations have reflected a keen understanding of the vital role the judges play in our Constitutional order". In October, Kavanaugh dissented when his court ruled that an undocumented teen in federal custody should be able to obtain an abortion immediately. The more significant shift on the high court, he said, would likely be the help given to conservatives in their fight for what they call religious freedom.

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Interest groups across the political spectrum are expected to mobilize to support and fight the nomination because it is so likely to push the court to the right.

Republicans now hold a bare 51-49 majority in the Senate, although that includes the ailing Senator John McCain of Arizona. John McCain of Arizona. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked the nuclear option, lowering the threshold from the super majority of 60 votes that is normally required for confirmation to a simple majority. Come fall, when the Senate plans to vote on his successor, progressives fear a more ideologically conservative candidate will enter the court.

That ruling paved the way for Lawrence v. Texas, the 2003 decision that made sex between gay couples legal across the country, even in those 13 states that still had sodomy laws on the books.

"The Supreme Court decision today has given the Trump administration a free hand to re-inject discrimination against a particular faith back into our immigration system, which was rejected more than 50 years ago", Awad said.

"If the First Amendment has any force", Kennedy said in the opinion he wrote for the majority, "it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech". He had hired his allotment of four law clerks for the term that begins in October and he is planning to spend part of the summer as he typically does, teaching a law school class in Salzburg, Austria.

Kennedy, who will turn 82 next month, was nominated by Ronald Reagan and is the longest-serving of the court's nine justices. If he had waited, and if Democrats had taken control of the Senate in November, Trump could have found it more hard to get his choice confirmed.

Mark Janus argued he should not be responsible for any collective bargaining fees if he has opted out of the union - and the high court's majority, including Kennedy and the conservative justices, agreed.

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