"We will begin our search for a new justice of the United States Supreme Court".
In his letter to Mr Trump, Justice Kennedy expressed "profound gratitude" for having served in the highest court. "A high-profile Supreme Court battle will certainly remind all your voters what is at stake". But he has not been a judicial minimalist. "The same goes for Lewis Powell, a Nixon appointee, and Byron White, a Kennedy appointee, both of whom were the median justice of their day and clocked scores to the right of Roberts" score today.
"As long as I am President, I will defend the sovereignty, safety, and security of the American People, and fight for an immigration system that serves the national interests of the United States and its citizens". He simultaneously projects a grand vision of law and justice, while resisting easy pigeonholing.
The 81-year-old Kennedy said he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the Supreme Court.
There is, of course, a chance that Democrats and some anti-Trump Republicans are able to continually block this nominee, much like Sen. She was a deputy assistant US attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel under President George W. Bush from 2002-2003 and named to the Michigan Supreme Court in 2015 by Gov. Rick Snyder.
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After the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, McConnell refused to fill the seat, blocking President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland and denying him a hearing. Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPoll: Pre-existing condition protections a top health issue Polls: Dems lead in three key Senate races Protesters confront McConnell, Chao over family separations MORE (R-Ky.) announced that the Senate would vote on a nominee to replace him this fall.
The court held that the challengers had failed to show that the ban violates either US immigration law or the US Constitution's First Amendment prohibition on the government favouring one religion over another.
University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone told the legal news website conservatives now on the nation's hight court bench have a history of overturning precedent - including Wednesday's ruling in a union fees case.
Then-president Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy for the court in 1987, as a compromise figure after the Senate rejected his previous nominee, right-winger Robert Bork.
Deciding when to resign from the court can not be easy and personal factors may of course sometimes compel it.
Two names on President Trump's most recently released SCOTUS short list are Charles Canady, a Florida Supreme Court justice, and Federico Moreno, a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
And unlike when Kennedy was himself nominated, the Senate today appears to lack a meaningful check on assertions of presidential power, especially with the disappearance of the filibuster.