Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement in a letter to President Trump/ Liberals will be out with the long knives on anyone President Trump picks.
I’ll bet you right now that they will insist that Trump pick a justice like Kennedy who went both ways on the court and had the final word on so many cases. But knowing President trump the Democrats can demand in one hand and crap in the other and see which one gets full the quickest. President Trump can make the court a solid conservative court for decades to come if he picks a younger judge that will be around for a long time to come. He could still name replacements for Ginsberg and Breyer should they decide to retire or are forced to due to health.
Kennedy first informed his colleagues on the court about his plans and then personally delivered a simple, two-paragraph letter to Trump addressed, “My dear Mr. President.”
Within minutes, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he would move “immediately” to select someone from a list of 25 potential nominees assembled with the help of conservative interest groups.
“It will be somebody from that list,” Trump said. “Hopefully, we will pick someone who is just as outstanding.”
Kennedy’s long-rumored decision to step down July 31 will touch off a titanic battle between conservatives and liberals in the nation’s capital, on the airwaves, and in states represented by key senators whose votes will be needed to confirm his successor.
President Trump said he will waste no time in selecting a new nominee and that the nominee will be someone from his list of 25 that has already been made public. that list includes:
Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Keith Blackwell of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
Charles Canady of Florida, Supreme Court of Florida
Steven Colloton of Iowa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Allison Eid of Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Britt Grant of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia
Raymond Gruender of Missouri, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
Joan Larsen of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
Mike Lee of Utah, senator
Thomas Lee of Utah, Supreme Court of Utah
Edward Mansfield of Iowa, Supreme Court of Iowa
Federico Moreno of Florida, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Kevin Newsom of Alabama, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
William Pryor of Alabama, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Margaret Ryan of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
David Stras of Minnesota, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Diane Sykes of Wisconsin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Amul Thapar of Kentucky, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
Timothy Tymkovich of Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Robert Young of Michigan, Supreme Court of Michigan (retired)
Don Willett of Texas, Supreme Court of Texas
Patrick Wyrick of Oklahoma, Supreme Court of Oklahoma