President Trump To Reshape Supreme Court As Kennedy Retires

President Donald Trump joins Judge Neil Gorsuch, Marie Louise Gorsuch and others in prayer in the Green Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., following the President’s announcement of Judge Gorsuch as his nominee to the Supreme Court, Tuesday January 31, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Trump will get a second pick on the Supreme Court, as Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy retires on July 31.

Fox News reports:

The 81-year-old senior associate justice informed the White House in a letter of his intention to step down from the high court after 30 years, effective July 31. Rumors of another vacancy have reverberated across Washington in recent months, and it comes a year after Kennedy’s former law clerk Justice Neil Gorsuch, took over the seat occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Arguably the most powerful member of the Supreme Court, Kennedy’s moderate-conservative views often left him the “swing” — or deciding — vote in hot-button cases ranging from abortion to gay rights to political campaign spending A Supreme Court vacancy will likely become a key issue in a midterm congressional election year, when control of the Senate is at stake.

That body will consider Trump’s latest high court nominee, requiring only a simple majority for confirmation. GOP leaders changed the rules when Gorsuch was being considered, to get rid of the 60-vote procedural filibuster threshold.

President Trump has previously pledged to nominate from a list of nominees that he released during the campaign, in addition, the possibilities include the following, according the Daily Caller: “The five new contenders are Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Britt Grant of the Georgia Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit, Judge Kevin Newsom of the 11th Circuit, and Justice Patrick Wyrick of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.”

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John K Walton, Sr
John K Walton, Sr
4 years ago

FULL SPEED AHEAD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Dr. Wendell Fountain
Dr. Wendell Fountain
4 years ago

Another one down, thank God! Hopefully, “bag-lady” Ginsberg is close behind!

Howard Ryder
Howard Ryder
4 years ago

What a wonderful opportunity for another woice of reason. Now if we can rid ourselves of the deadweight baggage of entrenched legislators, maybe the sun can shine on all of us again. The good book teaches ” stand in the light and those in the shadows will flee from you. ” Nuff said!

BILLY CAMOTA
BILLY CAMOTA
4 years ago

All good news for Americans!

Jane
Jane
4 years ago

God is watching over us. President Trump is the best President we’ve had in a VERY LONG TIME.

JOY
JOY
4 years ago
Reply to  Jane

yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

ernaldo
ernaldo
4 years ago

Trump will likely get another appointment as well, once ruth buzzie ginsburg takes the long nap….It could be soon.

Jay
Jay
4 years ago

Hopefully we will get another Justice as honorable and capable as Neil Gorsuch! Best wishes to Justice Kennedy as he retires. Go Trump ,2020 ??????

Durham
Durham
4 years ago

Jeanine Pirro

LTC(R) Charles L McNeely
LTC(R) Charles L McNeely
4 years ago

This will be a fun story to watch as the Democrats will be apoplectic in demanding a liberal replacement. They will do anything and everything to block any conservative justice. I’m confident that in the end, our president will prevail and the court can begin to dismantle much of the damaging rulings from the past 30 years.

John Bragg
John Bragg
4 years ago

Is there another Gorsuch out there?

Ernst
Ernst
4 years ago

We need Judge Bork!

FRENCHIE
4 years ago

TREY GOWDY OR JEANINE PIRRO…. absulutely cannot go wrong with either of those picks. Both are still young enough to sit on the Court for another 30 years, at least & put Libtardedness in it’s proper place…FAR, FAR AWAY from those of us who believe in FREEDOM !!!!!!!!!

Richard Boyle
Richard Boyle
4 years ago

I weep for my country.

BillB
BillB
4 years ago

Praise The Lord! Let the truth come forth! We need another conservative constitutional jurist! Get the border issue fixed…the 14th Amendment was only added due to the slaves and their children who were here not of their choosing! The date of it’s ratification was shortly after the civil war…June or July of 1868. There was never a way there for someone entering illegally for them or any child they birthed while here illegally, to be automatic citizens. And, the chain migration issue is even further fetched!!

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