Justice Kennedy Retires from Supreme Court


  • Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring after 30 years, giving Donald Trump his second supreme court nominee during his term in office. 
  • Justice Kennedy was appointed by President Ronald Reagan- he was his third choice of nominee. 
  • He is conventionally thought of as a "swing-vote" on the Supreme Court. 
  • He is most remembered, especially by Democrats, as the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in 2015. 
  • Most recently, he voted to uphold President Trump's travel ban.
  • The most controversial question with the potential of a new judge being appointed is whether Roe V. Wade could be overturned. 

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