Kennedy, 81, had always been rumored to be mulling retirement, and the bombshell announcement of his coming departure Wednesday will have dramatic implications on the Supreme Court.
The often raw and unfiltered messages sent out from the Trump White House strike a stark contrast with the more controlled and traditional messaging strategies used by previous administration's. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, three years Kennedy's senior, is the oldest justice on the bench now and has vowed to hang on through the Trump administration when people speculate about her retirement.
President Trump's first high court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed in April 2017.
Following Trump's announcement of his "Muslim ban" previous year, the country witnessed a wave of Islamophobia.
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While Kennedy's replacement will not change the numerical ideological balance on the court, Trump could appoint a justice more staunchly conservative than Kennedy and less likely to occasionally side with the court's liberal wing.
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Austin, who recorded Ettel making the fake call, dubbed the CEO Permit Patty in a caption for the video. The video has circulated across numerous social media platforms and has been viewed millions of times.
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The club then went on a £200m spending spree in the summer, bringing in Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus for £35.1m and Andre Silva from FC Porto for £33.6m.
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"By its terms, [the law] exudes deference to the President in every clause", Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the opinion. 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. But he sometimes sided with its liberals, including on big issues like same-sex marriage and the death penalty. "President Trump has promised to only appoint justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade".
Trump has said the travel ban is needed to protect the United States attacks by Islamist militants. Planned Parenthood, in which the Supreme Court ruled that states can not place an "undue burden" on patients seeking abortion.
Gorsuch already has demonstrated that he is one of the most conservative members of the court, aligning himself with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
President Donald Trump has made clear his disinterest in many norms of the American presidency since taking office, but perhaps none have been more apparent than his propensity for off-the-cuff tweeting. That means Democrats, who only control 49 seats in the chamber, may not be needed to advance the nomination.
Mr Trump can now claim vindication after lower courts blocked his travel ban announced in September, as well as two prior versions, in legal challenges brought by the state of Hawaii and others.
Gorsuch also was the deciding vote in Wednesday's landmark 5-4 ruling against "fair share" union fees.
Kennedy personally delivered his retirement letter to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, after he told his fellow justices of his plans.