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1615, 27 Jun 18

Anthony Kennedy Steps Down

Thank you for your service, Justice Kennedy.

Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down at the end of July.
  • The departure gives President Trump a second opportunity to fundamentally alter the nation’s top court for decades.
  • Senate Republicans plans to move quickly on appointing a successor as the two major parties fight for control of the Senate in November.

Now the GOP needs to get their act together and put a replacement on the bench before the election. They need to give the voters a reason to return them to the majority in the Senate.


1615, 27 June 2018


  1. MjM

    I nominate former Texas Supreme Court and now Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge Don Willett.

  2. steveegg

    Both history and Trump’s temperament argue against anything better than a “like-for-like” replacement.  After all, Gorsuch was the “easy” pick that only John Kasich would have screwed up.

    I would like to be proven wrong though.

  3. Paul

    We might have a 7-2 majority before 2020.

  4. Pat

    “It is a president’s constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice, and it is the Senate’s constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent,” McConnell said then. “The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let’s give them a voice. Let’s let the American people decide.”

  5. MjM

    …. and the American People did just that, by electing Donald Trump.
    Do you know what else McConnell said?
    “I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you’ll regret this. And you may regret it a lot sooner than you think.”
    And what was he talking about?
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pushed through a controversial change to Senate rules Thursday that will make it easier to approve President Obama’s nominees but threatens to further divide an already polarized Congress.
    Fifty-two Senate Democrats and independents voted to weaken the power of the filibuster. The change reduces the threshold from 60 votes to 51 votes for Senate approval of executive and judicial nominees against unanimous GOP opposition.

    “The American people believe Congress is broken. The American people believe the Senate is broken. And I believe they are right,” Reid said Thursday on the Senate floor. “The need for change is so very, very obvious.”   – “U.S. Senate goes ‘nuclear,’ changes filibuster rules”, USA Today, Nov. 21, 2013


  6. Kevin Scheunemann

    If we are talking about same teachers and administrators that expose young kids to immorality Mayville….no, they should not decide.

    They forfeited their common sense card.

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