Kennedy to retire next year?

SCOTUS not taking Peruta was a disappointment.

However, that disappointment may be short-lived because according to the Washington Post:

“… it is unlikely that Kennedy will remain on the court for the full four years of the Trump presidency. While he long ago hired his law clerks for the coming term, he has not done so for the following term (beginning Oct. 2018), and has let applicants for those positions know he is considering retirement … It’s not terribly surprising that Kennedy would consider retirement … but this looks like a pretty good indicator that it will come at some point in President Trump’s first term …”

It’s been only 9 years since Heller and 7 since McDonald.  Considering NRA started working on changing judicial opinion on gun rights back in the 70s, it really has not been that long since the Court took up a major gun issue.  I would rather wait another 5 years for a good decision from a new court then get a half-assed one written by Kennedy on his way out the door.

One Response to “Kennedy to retire next year?”

  1. Em Says:

    TOTALLY AGREE Jacob!! That is what Ive been saying since Highland Park was refused cert. It is a different court from 08. Primarily due to ROBERTS, who has joined the “progressives”. I could never prove it, but I believe he was blackmailed by Obama Administration operatives. Getting a solid guy to replace Kennedy is a step, but makes only 4. We would need 1 more.


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