Trump May Reshape Supreme Court for Decades as Justice Kennedy Retires

Visitors depart the Supreme Court early Monday

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.

A traditional conservative, he advanced gay rights, reinforced abortion rights and erased political spending limits.

Kennedy's retirement gives Mr. Trump his second nomination, following Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Noah Gottschalk, of the Boston-based charitable organization Oxfam America, said the decision upholds an "un-American" policy that "institutionalizes" religious discrimination and sends a signal the world the U.S.

Kennedy told his colleagues he would submit a letter to Trump, according to the press office. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) who have publicly spoken out against the president many times before.

Tuesday's court decision means the ban will remain in effect.

Last year, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, through a series of parliamentary maneuvers known as the "nuclear option", eliminated the 60-vote majority to end debate, changing it to a simple majority.

The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. The pressure on them - from both sides - will be huge. This is an important moment as we look to the future of the court.

Opponents of the ban challenged the decision in court.

"Kennedy is often the pivotal vote on a nine-member court that already is fundamentally hostile to the abortion rights guaranteed in the landmark case".

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Contentious confirmation hearings in the Senate delayed his confirmation until 2006. "And in many of those instances I think he understood that the Constitution needed to be interpreted as it's written", Leo said.

McConnell refused to consider Garland because it was a presidential election year. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY wrote Tuesday on Twitter. If past practice is any indication, Trump will name a nominee within weeks, setting in motion a process that could allow confirmation of a new justice by early August. But there's no actual evidence that Collins or Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) would buck their party on such a consequential vote. and a smart nominee will avoid commenting on how they'd rule on hypothetical cases, as Justice Neil M. Gorsuch did in his confirmation hearings a year ago. I told him that no one had ever done it before, but it was an interesting idea because it would tell people where the president stood on the issue of judicial selection.

I would offer the following suggestion to those self-identified centrists in the Senate: They should act as one and use their leverage to get a judge of excellent qualifications who will resist the urge to fall in automatically with other justices.

"This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country", Trump said.

The majority then went on to set things right. "Just won big Supreme Court decision on Voting!"

MA members of Congress - all Democrats - joined the pile-on.

The President defended his hardline immigration and travel policies, saying: "We have to be tough, and we have to be safe, and we have to be secure". So vote for Democrats to try to stop it.

"We will be looking at the qualifications, the personal background of any nominee", Blumenthal said. "And the consequences for our nation couldn't be higher".

"Justice Kennedy's dedication to the law led him to a career of distinguished service to his country".

"This will be one of the great constitutional fights of the country's history", Waldman said.

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