SCOTUS: 6 Cases amid rumors of Kennedy retirement

The SCOTUS blog provides a rundown of the final cases of the Supreme Court ‘s current session, though interest is also swirling about the rumored retirement announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.  

The Left is already in full rage mode over  Barack Obama’s lame duck nominee Merrick Garland ,falling off the face of the legal earth as President Donald Trump appointed  Tenth Circuit Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the high court after the unexpected death of iconic justice Antonin Scalia. 

Democrats will go apoplectic if Trump gets another bite at the Supreme Court apple. Expect resistance, distortions and fireworks from the left.

But nothing is certain with justices. Justice Kennedy, who turns 81 in July, was a Reagan nominee who relished his position as the ‘swing vote,’ often siding with the court’s liberals — as did Sandra Day O’Connor, who also skunked Reagan.

The other two older justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, and Stephen Breyer, 78, were both nominated by Bill Clinton.  Democrats are not known to veer from their liberalism. Chief Justice John Roberts, nominated by George W. Bush, stunned Republicans when he upheld the health care overreach known as Obamacare by inveigling  the costs as “a tax.“ Roberts also voted with the liberals to gut most of Arizona’s well crafted SB 1070, which addressed the flood of illegal aliens entering our state.

For background on Chief Justice Roberts legal switcheroos, we recommend you read Jeff Crouere’s analysis  Et Tu, John Roberts? posted at the time on Townhall.

6 Responses to SCOTUS: 6 Cases amid rumors of Kennedy retirement

  1. Realist says:

    President Trump is up for the fight he’s sure to get from liberals and even RINOs. I still feel queasy when I realize that AZ Sen.Jeff Flake, who poses as a Republican and acts like a liberal, was actively promoting Merrick Garland, Obama’s pick for the US Supreme Court.

    Jeff Flake doesn’t represent me. How about you other Republicans out there….??

    • MacBeth says:

      I’m glad Trump prevailed and we got Judge Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. As i recall, before Donald Trump was elected President, he put out a list of those he would consider for Supreme Court vacancies. That was an unprecedented move as far as I recall. I was glad to see that he has been giving this crucial aspect of the presidency full consideration and it’s not flying under his radar.

      Keeping the court in conservative hands means a great deal to me. We’ve been in the wasteland far too long.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Republican presidents never know for sure what they’re putting on the Supreme Court when you see President Reagan’s picks – Day-O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy – GWBush’s John Roberts (the most destructive) and GHWBush’s David Souter. If they’re able to nominate more than one – luck can change as with Reagan’s pick of Antonin Scalia, GWBush’s Samuel Alito and GHWBush’s Clarence Thomas.

    Democrat presidents choose Democrats and they stay with the Democrat ‘translation’ of the Constitution.

    Seeing as Anthony Kennedy was nominated by Ronald Reagan I hope he’ll choose to retire under another Republican administration.

  3. Doc says:

    Off topic: Didn’t mcCrainial-malfunction deliver this to th’ effa-bee-eye???

    • CD 8 PC says:

      Ancient mariner McCain will, and has done, anything he can to bring down Donald Trump. He and Jeff Flake would rather have had Hillary in the Oval Office and Obama’s liberal Democrat selectee on the Supreme Court. How did Arizonans get so lucky? We must be getting punished for some bad deed perpetrated by those who came before us.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Colon cancer, 1999 Surgery followed by chemo according to written accounts

    Pancreatic cancer, 2009 (tumor found during “routine CT Scan during a routine physical”) Surgery with unknown follow-up treatment

    Coronary artery blockage, 2014 Underwent surgical procedure—likely stent placement, but not confirmed.

    In the news at the time of her 2009 surgery for pancreatic cancer, it was noted that she was “one of the lucky few” who would be offered a surgical intervention.
    Survival rates among those dx’d with this type of cancer is 5 years or less. Usually Much Less than 5 yrs.

    Doesn’t it make you feel good to know that you would never, ever get a “routine CT scan during a routine physical exam”?
    Let alone get a surgical intervention for pancreatic cancer.