Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is the swing vote on the Supreme Court, and the NYT is reporting that rumors of his retirement are ‘swooping DC.’
Of course, almost this time last year, the same rumors were ‘swirling’, but these rumors seem to be more prolific and blatant.
Justices often try to retire when the president is of the same party as the one who appointed them. Justice Kennedy was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, a Republican.
He is a moderate conservative, and there is no reason to think a president of either party would replace him with someone similar.
For the second year in a row, rumors that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may retire from the Supreme Court are sweeping Washington. He is 81, and he is doubtless weighing