On Wednesday, a news came out that left people sad for a reason. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy decides to take his retirement after being loyal to his services for three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest U.S. judicial body. This gives Trump an open opportunity to reshape the US High Court with more conservative ideology.
In July Kennedy will turn 82 and is said to be the second-oldest justice on the nine-member court. He is said to be the most consequential American jurists after he joined he joined the court in 1988. At that time, he was an appointee of Republican President Ronal Reagan. He amazing work includes the traditional conservatives, political spending limits was erased, propped abortion rights, and even advancement in the gay rights.
On 31st July, his retirement will be in effect which will provide Trump with a chance to appoint someone in Supreme Court second time since he took over the office 17 months ago. Last year, as a Republican president selected Neil Gorsuch who has managed to become one of the most conventional justices.
Kennedy who was known to be professorial and mild-mannered was seen joining the liberal justices sometimes on a key ruling. He even earned the vote of people as a swing vote of the justice who has liberal alike, heartened conservatives and depend on the issue.
His retirement is like a stage that is set for the Republican US Senate to have a major showdown over the confirmation of the Trump’s pick for the lifetime appointment as the replacement for Kennedy. This all will come before November elections. During the election, the Democrats are focusing to seize maximum control of Congress from the Republican.
On Wednesday night Trump commented in North Dakota rally about Kennedy decision, "I'm very honored that he chose to do it during my term in office because he felt confident in me to make the right choice and carry on his great legacy," "We have to pick a great one. We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years,"
Even Kennedy made a statement saying, "It has been the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those years on the Supreme Court,"
The retirement letter was personally delivered by Kennedy to the White House on Wednesday after he opened up with his fellow.