After the contentious nomination of Neil Gorsuch, there may be another Supreme Court vacancy for President Trump to fill sooner than thought.
It’s now being reported that conservatives are preparing for Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is 80 years old and served on the Supreme Court since 1988, to retire sometime this year.
That would be yet another huge win for Trump and conservatives as he can then replace Kennedy with a young conservative judge who will hold the seat for DECADES.
Yup, Democrats truly blew it by putting their faith in Hillary in 2016.
In addition to Kennedy, let’s not forget about THIS.
Time to RETIRE, Justice Ginsberg.
From the Political Insider
Now that Gorsuch is officially a member of the Supreme Court, political pundits have been speculating as to which justice will likely vacate the bench next.
Senator Chuck Grassley even boldly predicted that a vacancy will occur as soon as this year, stunning many in the political class.
Friends and associates believe Kennedy is seriously considering retirement.
In general, the burdens of age and demands at the court weigh in one direction.
His deep interest — and leading role — in America’s constitutional democracy weigh in the other.
The question appears not to be whether Kennedy will retire soon, but when — at the end of this June, or next?
In response to a request from CNN, Kennedy, a 1988 appointee of Republican President Ronald Reagan, declined to comment on his retirement plans.
He also declined to respond to questions related to any private meeting with anyone from the Trump administration.
Trump told the Washington Times this weekend he wasn’t aware of any specific plans for Kennedy to retire.
“I don’t know. I have a lot of respect for Justice Kennedy, but I just don’t know,” Trump said.
“I don’t like talking about it. I’ve heard the same rumors that a lot of people have heard. And I have a lot of respect for that gentleman, a lot.”