TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on May 25, 2018

Sen. Chuck Grassley is urging any Supreme Court justice considering retirement from the lifetime job to announce immediately so a successor can be confirmed before the November U.S. midterm election, Reuters reports. The Iowa Republican chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. The most likely justice to retire would be Anthony Kennedy, who turns 82 in July and has served since 1988. One of the court’s five conservatives, Kennedy sometimes sides with the four liberal justices on major issues like gay rights and abortion.