Monday, July 3, 2017

"Justice Kennedy Tells October 2018 Clerkship Applicants He’s Considering Retirement"

Via Drudge:  Big news hiding in Nina Totenberg’s story on Justice Gorsuch voting 100% with Justice Thomas:
But it is unlikely that Kennedy will remain on the court for the full four years of the Trump presidency. While he long ago hired his law clerks for the coming term, he has not done so for the following term (beginning Oct. 2018), and has let applicants for those positions know he is considering retirement.
Kennedy’s position on the court is more than consequential. In the most hotly contested and closely divided cases, his vote often decides the outcome. With every passing day, it has become more clear that President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is probably even more conservative than the justice he replaced, Antonin Scalia.
This would put Justice Kennedy’s retirement right before the 2018 midterms, giving the Republican base reasons to turn out and keep the Senate with a Republican majority (already a strong possibility in 2018).


Amartel said...

Should be quite a bloodbath.

Rabel said...

"With every passing day, it has become more clear..."

Every day Goddamn it. Every fucking passing day. I just can't take it any more!!!!!

Chill out, Nina.

edutcher said...

Lucy, football.

Believe it when you see it.

OTOH if the goes, that only leaves Notorious and Breyer and she's 84.

Fr Martin Fox said...

It will be a literal bloodbath. There will be violence.

Amartel said...

There's violence every day of the week with lefties in a frenzy, and even when they're not.
This violence, however, will be pretty epic even by those standards.

Trooper York said...

I think you are right Father.

My question is will our leaders be up to the task. Especially our Catholic leaders.

Will we have an Archbishop John Hughes or the will we be stuck with the current Anti-pope who has to backtrack to find the guts to defend the life of an innocent baby?