With Neil Gorsuch now confirmed as the ninth justice, another may announce retirement plans this summer…
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the Muscatine Journal Tuesday that he expects a justice to resign this year, potentially as early as this summer.
“I would expect a resignation this summer,” Grassley said during a question-and-answer session at Kent Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa.
While Grassley didn’t name who he expected to resign, ABC News listed possible retirees:
The oldest justices on the court are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, Anthony Kennedy, 80, and Stephen Breyer, 78.
Having already forced Republicans to use the nuclear option on Gorsuch’s confirmation, Democrats will have few tools at their disposal to block a conservative justice, should Trump choose to nominate one to replace notorious swing-vote Kennedy or more liberal justices Ginsburg and Kennedy.
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Warren attended a fundraiser over the weekend at the home of former Wall Street executive whose company is responsible “for the greatest amount of known foreign-connected money in U.S. elections.”
7.17.17 3:01 pmRNC Chair: It’s Time to Show Americans That the Republican Party Can Govern
“Now it’s our time to show not only that we can repeal and replace Obamacare…but also that we can govern,” Ronna Romney McDaniel said during an interview on Monday.
7.17.17 11:06 amNew NRSC Ad Hits 2018 Dems for Their Support of Obamacare
“Democrats’ Obamacare Lies,” highlights the multiple lies Senate Democrats told the American people to get Obamacare passed.
7.13.17 12:09 pmJeff Sessions Announces Biggest Health Care Fraud Crackdown in US History
The Department of Justice caught over 400 individuals defrauding the federal government.