WASHINGTON – Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump’s next Supreme court nominee that is definitely certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of your midterm elections.
All sides quickly mobilized Wednesday after Kennedy – one voice at basketball whose votes are determined issues on abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights – sent shockwaves through Washington by announcing his retirement plans.
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