Will the center hold when Justice Kennedy retires?

Will the center hold when Justice Kennedy retires?

Kennedy announced his resignation from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, launching what promises to be an all-out partisan brawl in the Senate over the confirmation of President Donald Trump's choice to quickly fill the vacancy.

Kennedy left an indelible mark on American society in his three decades as a mild-mannered and professorial justice on the Supreme Court, in areas as varied as abortion, the death penalty and political spending.

"Kennedy was without question the most powerful Justice on the court", Noah said. Kennedy was in the middle, saying that a standard might exist, but the court just hadn't found it yet.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters that the 2016 delay on Supreme Court confirmations only applied to presidential election years.

But in his final term on the court, Kennedy passed on the opportunity to do something about partisan gerrymandering.

His retirement, which takes effect on July 31, gives Trump a second Supreme Court appointment in his 17 months in office after the Republican president previous year selected Neil Gorsuch, who has already become one of the most conservative justices.

"Wow!" the President tweeted today, minutes after the court's decision.

He says it's "too early to know exactly what our next steps are".

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"The long-term prognosis is not good for those who want courts to rein in partisan gerrymandering". "I give you Anthony Kennedy's retirement from #SCOTUS". DE and New Jersey were the first states to start taking bets and several more states plan to follow suit to try to capture some of the $150 billion that Americans have been wagering illegally each year, according to some estimates.

Republicans refused to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia after the conservative stalwart died suddenly in February 2016, insisting that the seat should remain vacant until voters chose a new president that November, almost nine months later - an unprecedented move. "The Court has rightly upheld this common-sense, longstanding practice, which I hope will end once and for all the tortured reasoning of liberal judges who make up new legal doctrines because they personally disapprove of the president".

"No matter who is on the Court, we will keep fighting for fair maps". I am surprised this is regarded as settled law in light of the vehement dissents, especially by Chief Justice John Roberts.

"I don't think it's a lost cause".

"We will be looking at the qualifications, the personal background of any nominee", Blumenthal said. At the time, Bork publicly declared that he would have come out the other way. He dismissed tools developed to evaluate the severity of gerrymandered maps as "sociological gobbledygook".

The often raw and unfiltered messages sent out from the Trump White House strike a stark contrast with the more controlled and traditional messaging strategies used by previous administration's.

The Supreme Court continues to dole out really bad rulings.

Although Lee, a Utah Republican, has never served as a judge, judicial conservatives feel confident that he would not surprise them on the Supreme Court.

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