President Donald Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee tonight at 9 p.m. EDT. Here is a brief look at the four candidates getting the most attention in the media today.
Next Monday night, President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy as the Supreme Court’s ninth Justice. So why are there nine seats on the Court, and who set that precedent?
It was 13 years ago today that Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.
On June 30, 1921, President Warren Harding announced that former President William Howard Taft would become the new Chief Justice of the United States. To this day, Taft remains as the only person to hold the top position in the executive and judicial branches.
After Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced he was retiring from the Supreme Court, the politicians, the pundits and news reporters quickly settled on what they think will be the key issue when a predicted fight unfolds in the Senate over his successor: Roe v. Wade.
Anthony Kennedy’s career on the Supreme Court bench was marked by several important decisions as the court’s swing vote. But none were as high profile as Kennedy’s decisions in four major gay-rights cases.
Ending an era, and almost certainly guaranteeing strong conservative control of the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, 81, retired on Wednesday afternoon, hours after the tribunal had finished a momentous term.
On Wednesday afternoon, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. So what happens next in the process to choose his replacement?
Thirty years ago, a unanimous Senate approved Anthony Kennedy’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The federal judge wasn’t Ronald Reagan’s first choice, but he was quickly approved.
The Supreme Court ended its latest term in mid-morning Wednesday after having set for itself and lower courts a daunting constitutional task for the future: clarifying when someone’s First Amendment rights can be used to thwart government policies or programs.