The appointment of Neil Gorsuch to fill the empty Supreme Court spot. Was a master class move and only time will tell how big help it would be in the future!
With the 9th circuit constantly trying to remove President Trump executing orders. Well, this is where it’s good to have the Supreme Court on your side!
Today A Republican U.S. senator said that Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote who has decided many pivotal cases on the Supreme Court, will retire this summer.
Audio of Nevada’s Dean Heller speaking at a recent event in Las Vegas obtained by Politicoshowed his view that the departure of the justice would be a boost for his reelection campaign this fall.
Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller said in the speech, according to Politico. “Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated.”
Heller is facing a tough GOP primary challenge ahead of the 2018 midterm elections from Las Vegas businessman Danny Tarkanian.
Kennedy’s possible retirement has been rumored for months.
Last June, multiple reports said Kennedy was considering announcing his retirement.
While he’s among the court’s conservative justices, he has sided with his liberal colleagues at times.
Kennedy, who has written historic decisions such as the one that allowed gay marriage nationwide, has not commented publicly about the report.
If Kennedy were to retire, it would set up President Trump to fill a second Supreme Court seat after he nominated Neil Gorsuch last year to replace Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016, while President Obama was still in office.
Trump made the appointment of a new conservative justice to the court one of the main promises of his presidential campaign.