Observations

This Monday will produce some SCOTUS rulings as will next. More to the news is rumors that another Judge may announce retirement.

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.

The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement.

To be sure, Kennedy has given no public sign that he will retire this year and give President Donald Trump his second high court pick in the first months of his administration. Kennedy’s departure would allow conservatives to take firm control of the court. [snip]

Justice Kennedy will be 81 this summer, and there are rumors that he would like to retire. He’s been on the Supreme Court for 30 years.

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