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BREAKING: Supreme Court Swing Vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Announces Retirement



On Wednesday, in a move that had long been rumored by Republicans and long dreaded by Democrats, Justice Anthony Kennedy — the swing vote on the Supreme Court — announced his retirement. Kennedy’s replacement by an originalist could dramatically shift the balance of power on the court, and make Chief Justice John Roberts the new swing vote.

Democrats and members of the Left have immediately shifted into panic mode, suggesting that Kennedy’s retirement will end with the overturning of the egregious Roe v. Wade decision. That could result in pro-life legislation in a wide variety of states — assuming, of course, that Roberts does not move to protect Roe. This retirement also comes at a time when the Supreme Court has handed down a spate of close 5-4 decisions benefiting First Amendment protections, disappointing Democrats.

Here was Kennedy’s letter announcing his retirement.

The war over Trump’s next nominee will be brutal; it’s been generations since an actual swing vote retired. Prepare for the worst political warfare of the last several decades.

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  1. John Smith

    June 27, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    What a disaster for the country. This is what that piece of shit Mitch McConnell has done. Kennedy’s replacement will only help Trump’s quest to become a dictator.

    • Jeanne Ballard

      June 28, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Mr. Smith , your words are harsh referring to President Trump as a dictator. He has every right and duty as President to appoint whom he prefers to the Supreme Court. Do you forget he must be approved by the Senate?

  2. Jeanne Ballard

    June 28, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I am praying the next Justice follows the US Constitution with an originalist outlook. For too long we have shunned the basis for our country by several women and men on the court and especially Justice Ginsberg , who thinks we should go by the South African Constitution or some other international law

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