Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court's decisive man in the middle on abortion, gay rights and other contentious issues, announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the nation's highest court.
Republicans want him to pick a new justice now, and Democrats want him to wait until after the November elections.
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, leaving an empty seat on the bench.— KTVU (@KTVU) June 28, 2018
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