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Melissa Feinberg

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Justice Kennedy Announces Retirement from Supreme Court; Kavanaugh Nominated : June 27, and September 26 and 27, 2018
Justice Kennedy Announces Retirement from Supreme Court; Kavanaugh Nominated
Melissa Feinberg

In a letter to President Donald Trump, dated June 27, 2018, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his intent to retire from the Supreme Court by the end of July. This announcement marked the end of the thirty-year career of a conservative jurist originally nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. Kennedy had earned a reputation as an occasionally unpredictable swing vote who, while voting most frequently with the conservatives, was also the pivotal vote for many key liberal decisions. His announcement gave President Trump a second Supreme Court seat to fill and the opportunity ...

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