Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement, gives Trump second Supreme Court pick

Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement, gives Trump second Supreme Court pick

"The Supreme Court's decision is an indication that ... the government can add any country to the list now", Naqvi said.

The justice said it had 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". He added that his decision was motivated by the desire to spend more time with his family.

Justice Kennedy, 82, will retire on 31 July, according to the letter.

The Supreme Court's ruling will likely prompt the administration to argue that courts should be just as deferential to the president's other immigration policies, so it's not a complete victory for plaintiffs in other suits, said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School.

It's also possible that Roberts appears more liberal because, as the chief justice, he has an incentive to join the majority in cases where his vote alone can not change the decision; this tactic allows him to influence decisions he doesn't fully agree with, rather than simply dissenting. The search, the president said, will begin immediately, and Kennedy's replacement will be chosen from the list of 25 candidates he considered past year, when he ultimately chose Gorsuch.

He penned the Supreme Court's first major gay-rights decision in 1996, protecting LGBT Americans from discrimination.

Trump is expected to replace the 81-year-old Kennedy with a young, more rigidly conservative, justice and lock in a 5-4 conservative majority on the court, a prospect that sent instant waves of panic throughout progressive America.

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He has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights.

A lower court's nationwide injunction against the policy was voided and the case sent down for further consideration in line with the Supreme Court's decision. For the past 12 years, since Justice Sandra Day O'Connor retired from the bench, Kennedy has been the court's median justice, with four justices to the left of him and four to the right.

"We express no view on the soundness of the policy", he wrote in an opinion joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch.

Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durban asked McConnell to delay the confirmation vote to "give the American people their say in the upcoming election before court vacancies are filled".

The White House today issued a statement on Kennedy's retirement, calling him "a true man of letters" and "a tireless voice for individual rights and the Founders' vision of limited government".

Gorsuch was nominated by Trump after Republicans in the Senate refused to grant a hearing to federal appeals Judge Merrick Garland, who was appointed by Barack Obama with more than 10 months remaining in Obama's term.

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