from One News Now:
Much speculation abounds that United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may soon retire, and if that happens, one observer contends that it would be the political equivalent of World War III.
Justice Kennedy will turn 82 next year, and Fox News recently reported that a potential announcement from aging judge could come after Thanksgiving.
If Kennedy is retiring, President Donald Trump would make the second nomination for a Supreme Court justice less than a year into his administration. In January, he nominated Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed weeks later and took his seat at the nation’s high court in April.
“This is massive,” asserted Phillip Jauregui of Judicial Action Group (JAG). “This will be the political equivalent of World War III. It’s massive if Kennedy leaves the Court.”
The reported list of five potential nominees Trump would consider include:
- Amy Coney Barrett, (Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit)
- Britt Grant, (Justice on the Georgia Supreme Court)