Politicians Looking for New Supreme Court Judge After One Announces Retirement

Friday, June 29, 2018

 

Politicians on both sides of the isle are scrambling over US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement. President Donald Trump has said that he will nominate Kennedy’s replacement in the coming weeks. 

 

Many argue it’s too close to the general election; however, conservatives are closely watching and hoping to take advantage of this key opportunity. We talked to JSU Professor of Political Science about this landmark decision.

 

Regardless of who President Trump nominates, Owens adds it will have a long-lasting impact. Kennedy’s most notable contribution to the law has been in the area of gay and lesbian rights. Kennedy has written every Supreme Court decision in history advancing rights for gays and lesbians. 

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