NPR Politics Podcast Analyzes Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Retirement

28 June, 2018, 23:31 | Author: Emilio Conner
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Eastern, he will participate in a roundtable with supporters.

Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court. "I think there would be five justices to overrule Roe v. Wade". Booker also said he was still "emotionally raw" about his recent visit to the southern USA border, where more than 2,300 immigrant children were separated from their parents due to a Trump administration policy, which the president reversed last week amid widespread outcry.

Sotomayor's opinion was not the opinion of the court.

"I never thought I'd say this... but you're only 81!" Or they can do it right away, like Republicans now say they'll do for Kennedy's seat. When the president's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed by the Senate in April 2017, three Democrats crossed party lines to vote for him: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

Republicans now have a razor-thin, two-vote margin in the Senate, and with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., due to his battle with brain cancer.

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However, Obergefell noted that Trump often changes his mind. Red-state Democrats doing their best to keep their distance from Trump without losing constituents will face a decision of enormous outcome. But both Corker and Flake tend to be less critical of the president when long-term Republican priorities like tax reform are on the table, suggesting they may be tough to win over on this issue. "A reasonable observer would conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus", they contend, adding that "ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens". On Wednesday, after Kennedy's resignation was announced, Donnelly gave an emphatically milquetoast statement in response to the news of an eventual confirmation vote, a sure sign of how carefully he'll have to navigate the process; Manchin appeared to voice support for McConnell's confirmation schedule; and Heitkamp said that "two wrongs don't make a right", an allusion to Obama's scuppered nomination of Merrick Garland. He sides with Trump slightly more than Sen. "I look forward to Wolf Blitzer in 2021, 'In the end this Supreme Court case will be decided by the swing vote, Justice Meat Loaf'".

But Democrats were only a few percentage points behind: Of the voters who ranked this as the most important or an important issue, 76 percent were Republicans and 68 percent Democrats. Notably, while he voted for the same outcome in the Parents Involved case (which involved using race affirmatively in an effort to desegregate historically segregated school districts), he wrote separately, taking a more limited position than the chief justice, who famously wrote that "the best way to stop discrimination on the basis of race, is to stop discriminating on the basis of race".

Some progressives seemed to worry when Sen. And don't tell me your mind's going. Trump tweeted in celebration: "Big loss for the coffers of the Democrats!"

Hundreds of thousands expected at D.C. immigration protest: Hundreds of thousands of people angry with the administration's immigration policies are expected to descend on Washington today in what activists expect to be a massive rally.

In any other circumstance, such clear and overwhelming evidence of discriminatory motive, combined with the absence of legitimate justifications, would be a violation of the First Amendment.



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