URGENT - Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire

(CNN) -- Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same-sex marriage, abortion access and af...

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 9:31 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 9:31 PM

(CNN) -- Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same-sex marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, will retire from the Supreme Court. Kennedy's decision to step down could transform the Supreme Court for generations. President Donald Trump will have his second opportunity to nominate a justice and will likely replace Kennedy with a young, conservative jurist. That would create a bloc of five staunch conservative justices who could move the court further to the right and cement a conservative majority for the foreseeable future.

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