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"Part of my job as a United States senator is to carefully consider the president's judicial nominees, including for the Supreme Court, and I will thoroughly review the record and qualifications of any nominee presented to the Senate", Donnelly said.

Anthony Kennedy left an indelible mark on American society in his three decades as a mild-mannered and professorial justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in areas as varied as gay rights, abortion, the death penalty and political spending.

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. "We have a very excellent list of great talented, highly educated, highly intelligent hopefully tremendous people", Trump said.

In a strident dissent that she read from in court, liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor said there were "stark parallels" with the court's now discredited 1944 decision that upheld USA internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two. Mr. Trump did not answer questions about who Kennedy recommended.

On Wednesday, in an interview with Politico hours before Kennedy's announcement, McConnell, 76, said keeping the seat vacant was the "most consequential decision I've ever made". Did his 19 occasions of joining 5-4 decisions on a roster of Republican agenda pet projects, five or so in the last two weeks, earn him any dividend? President Donald Trump in the Oval Office told reporters he will "immediately" begin the search for a new Supreme Court justice.

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Kennedy's retirement is certain to intensify an already heated midterm election season this fall, as it provides President Trump the opportunity to appoint a second justice to the Supreme Court. Most notably, he wrote the 2015 ruling on Obergefell v Hodges, which found that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Kennedy disappointed conservatives by joining Supreme Court decisions that affirmed the Roe decision, including a landmark 1992 ruling in the case Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

In his letter to Mr Trump, Justice Kennedy expressed "profound gratitude" for having served in the highest court. Senate Republicans changed the chamber's rules during the Gorsuch nomination battle to prevent Democrats from insisting on a 60-vote super-majority, allowing court nominees to win confirmation by a simple majority vote. Crawford points out that he refused to overturn Roe v. Wade, and he also constrained the bolder conservatives on the court, pulling them back a little bit.

In the spring of 2016, before his election, Trump issued a list of 11 conservative judges he considered "representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value" and saying he would use it as "a guide to nominate our next United State Supreme Court justices".

Kennedy, previously a federal appeals court judge in California, was actually Reagan's third choice for the job.

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