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Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would allow the Trump administration's controversial travel ban to largely go into effect, while setting a hearing on the entire executive order for October.

Several of Kennedy's former law clerks have said they think he is considering stepping down within the next year, the Associated Press reported. The rumors started when dozens of Kennedy's former clerks attended a reunion event this weekend, which was supposed to be held next year.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who's seated next to the sleeping Ruth Bader Ginsburg, may retire next week.

The next US justice, then - whether he or she be nominated this month or in 2021 - should agree to retire by date certain. "I was just noting speculation in tweet about case for term limits". This has included Roemer v. Evans, which struck down a Colorado law banning localities from enacting civil rights protections for LGBT individuals, Lawrence v. Kansas, which struck down laws that purported to criminalize certain sex acts between consenting adults, United States v. Windsor, which struck down the most significant part of the Defense of Marriage Act, and Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down the laws barring same-sex marriage in the states where it was still illegal at the time.

The idea of a conservative-leaning Supreme Court was a rallying point both for Trump supporters and Hillary Clinton supporters leading into the 2016 election, with both sides seemingly allowing Scalia's seat to remain vacant for the next president to fill.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks during a swearing in ceremony for Judge Neil Gorsuch as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, April 10, 2017.

Conway added that she hopes next time the president needs to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court, more Democratic senators will vote in favor of the nominee.

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In the case now before the Supreme Court, Mark Janus, an employee for the state government of IL and represented by AFSCME, Council 31, is suing the union, saying that he disagrees with the unions political positions and shouldn't be forced to pay fair share fees [agency fees] to support the union's work.

When asked of Kennedy's potential retirement by the newspaper, Trump said he didn't want to talk about it.

A case that analyzed a Nebraska law that illegalized partial-birth abortion, except in the case when it would save the mother's life.

Will the Supreme Court hear arguments? It ruled on statutory rather than constitutional grounds, saying Mr. Trump had exceeded the authority granted him by Congress.

Another is a case pitting religious liberty against LGBT issues. The majority decision which had Kennedy's vote as well, stated intimate consensual sexual conduct was protected by the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause. The justices will consider all of these requests at their private conference tomorrow and could announce their decision as early as next week.

Retiring at 81 would not be all that much different than retiring at 80 and he would get to serve longer with Gorsuch as well as take up a case on next term's docket concerning partisan gerrymandering - an issue that might once again keep Kennedy in the spotlight.



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