Local Politicians React To Kennedy Retirement

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Spicer said Trump will nominate a justice who will have a much more lasting effect on the highest USA court for many years to come.

The Supreme Court judge was joined by his four conservative colleagues in voting along ideological grounds to uphold the order. After a rules change a year ago that both parties had a hand in precipitating, a simple majority will do.

People protesting against the Muslim travel ban outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.

"Conservative legal activists have jumped on the opportunity by bringing cases that continue to push the law in a conservative direction", said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center.

In a 5-4 decision in Abbott v Perez, the court ruled that the state of Texas was free to use redistricting maps that a lower court said was drawn to disenfranchise Hispanic and African American voters.

McConnell already said in May that a potential Supreme Court battle would move to the front of the judicial confirmation pipeline.

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Erwin Chemerinsky is dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

There is no timeline nor guideline for how to hold confirmation proceedings.

But the ban does little to protect the US from terrorism.

The Massachusetts Democrat spoke at a rally Thursday in front of the Supreme Court, saying, "People around this country are anxious and they're right to worry". Absolutely. But that doesn't mean they are breaking the rules in doing it, as Democrats have tried to suggest.

Plaintiffs in the case, dubbed Trump v. Hawaii, argued that the third ban was merely an extension of the first proposed travel ban signed by the president one week after his inauguration, which sought to immediately suspend admission into the country by individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Trump's next Supreme Court nominee would overturn Roe v. Wade Trump: My supporters should be called the "super elite" Trump: Heitkamp will be "told" to vote against any nominee to replace Kennedy MORE said shortly after the 2016 election that rulings like Obergefell had been determined and he didn't intend to relitigate them.

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Procedurally, that would be the end of the line for Democrats.

Regardless of who replaces him, Kennedy's departure will be a massive change for the high court, where he has been the crucial swing vote for more than a decade. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both R-Ariz., who are considered among the presidents most vocal Republican critics on Capitol Hill. Democrats have a chance, albeit a small one, to take back control of the Senate in November.

Now, with the retirement of Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday, the true magnitude of Trump's victory has come into clearer focus than ever before.

Since the "nuclear option" was enacted by McConnell a year ago, it appears as if there is little Democrats, who are in the minority, can do to stop a Supreme Court pick.

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal told reporters that members of his party will have a voice and a vote.

It's an open question whether that strategy will work. "He has wide experience now as our Supreme Court justice", said Herbert, who appointed him to the state high court.

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