New Supreme Court justice appointed after husband’s retirement from the court BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The third woman to be appointed a Supreme Court justice has stepped into her new role just months after her husband retired. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/new-supreme-court-justice-appointed-after-husbands-retirement-from-the-court-37372530.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37372529.ece/6c9d5/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_46a06142-aabc-4b5a-8594-553a941f9a4a_1 Email The third woman to be appointed a Supreme Court justice has stepped into her new role just months after her husband retired. Lady Mary Arden was sworn in during a formal ceremony at the court in London on Monday. The ceremony was attended by her husband, the court’s former deputy president Lord Mance, who retired in June. Addressing senior members of the judiciary, the court’s president Lady Hale said: “It is a special delight to welcome back Lady Arden’s … [Read more...] about New Supreme Court justice appointed after husband’s retirement from the court
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opinion Barbara McQuade Detroit Free Press Opinion Published 12:56 p.m. UTC Jul 9, 2018 President Donald Trump’s next appointee to the Supreme Court will face cases involving many significant legal issues, such as abortion, immigration and voting rights, to name a few. But other legal issues that will come before the new justice go right to the heart of our democracy — cases relating to Trump himself. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, we can anticipate potential legal challenges that may come before the Supreme Court in the near future. For instance, can a sitting president be charged in an indictment? The Department of Justice’s own Office of Legal Counsel has concluded that a sitting president cannot be indicted, and that the only remedy for a president’s crimes is impeachment, but the question has never been put to the court. Another … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee may decide his fate
Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the United States Supreme Court has sparked fears over universal abortion rights as President Donald Trump looks for an ultra-conservative replacement judge. Before Trump's election, the court was finely balanced at four Republican appointees against four Democratic picks, with one seat vacant, and the then-candidate pledged to nominate only anti-abortion justices. Abortion is largely a state-level issue in the US, although the legal right to access nationwide was enshrined in the landmark 1973 decision known as "Roe vs Wade." "There is a very high risk that Roe vs Wade would be seriously excoriated by the soon-to-be nominated United States Supreme Court justice," women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred told AFP. Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, was considered a moderating voice on a variety of contentious issues, including abortion, and the Center for Reproductive Rights has described his departure as "devastating." Left-wing Senator … [Read more...] about Abortion row reignites as US supreme court justice retires
Picture: AFP Washington. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday he plans to retire, giving President Donald Trump a coveted opportunity to replace him with a more conservative judge and fundamentally change the makeup of the nation's highest court, Voice of America reports. Kennedy has served on the court for 30 years and has often cast the decisive vote on significant cases, including those involving abortion, gun control, and voting rights. A Trump appointee would very likely create a solid five-member conservative majority. Without him, the court will be split between four liberal justices who were appointed by Democratic presidents and four conservatives who were named by Republicans. Minutes after Kennedy's retirement was announced, Trump said he will "immediately" begin the search for a replacement and said Kennedy was a man of "tremendous vision." Kennedy said his retirement would become effective at the end of July. © 2018 All rights … [Read more...] about VOA: Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to Retire
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the high court. The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights. Kennedy said he had informed his colleagues and Mr. Trump of his plans, and that his retirement will take effect at the end of July. Mr. Trump praised Kennedy as a man of "tremendous vision" and said his search for a new justice would begin "immediately." Without Kennedy, the court will be split between four liberal justices who were appointed by Democratic presidents and four conservatives who were named by Republicans. Mr. Trump's nominee is likely to give the conservatives a solid majority and will face a Senate process in which Republicans hold the … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retires: What’s next?