No Retirement Bombshell as SCOTUS Term Ends

Anthony Kennedy made no announcement following a weekend of speculation
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2017 10:46 AM CDT
SCOTUS Term Ends With No Kennedy Bombshell
The Supreme Court still looks like this, at least for now.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't. There had been wild speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy could reveal his retirement from the court Monday, but the court recessed with no such announcement. Kennedy could still announce his retirement at any time, though the last day of the term was seen as an opportune moment.

The AP's report kicks the can down the road a year, reporting that a number of his former law clerks have said they think he is contemplating stepping down in the next year or so. Kennedy turns 81 next month and has been on the court for nearly 30 years. (More Anthony Kennedy stories.)

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