Trump begins search to replace Justice Kennedy

With the travel ban upheld, President Trump and the GOP received their second boon of the week from the Supreme Court, in Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement on Wednesday.

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 10:20 AM

(NBC News) After a secret White House meeting with retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy Wednesday, President Trump announced he'll pick Kennedy's replacement from a list of 25 conservatives, cementing the court's conservative majority.

Justice Kennedy was a swing vote who sometimes sided with his liberal colleagues on contentious social issues.

His retirement sets up what is likely to be a bitter political fight over abortion, gay marriage and affirmative action, heading into the fall midterm elections.

Senate Republicans plan to vote quickly on a replacement for Kennedy, as they fight against Democrats for control of the Senate in the November election.

Read more: https://nbcnews.to/2ySBLyC

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