Justice Anthony Kennedy Retiring From Supreme Court

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring.

Justice Kennedy sent a letter to President Donald Trump notifying him that effective July 31, he would “end my regular active status as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, while continuing to serve in a senior status.”

Kennedy’s retirement gives President Trump his second nomination, following Justice Neil Gorsuch. He could turn the Supreme Court to the right for generations with this next nomination.

Though he was nominated by a Republican president, Kennedy, a California native, also has a strong libertarian streak, and he was the swing vote on the court, casting the deciding vote on the same-sex marriage decision, affirmative action, and Citizens United, among others.

You can read Justice Kennedy’s letter to President Trump here: Letter-to-the-President-June-27.docx