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Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from US Supreme Court

Updated : June 28, 2018 01:32 PM IST

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, has announced his retirement from the US Supreme Court, a move that will give the President a chance to replace the pivotal justice and solidify a more conservative majority.
He said his final day in office will be July 31.
Trump also announced that a search for a replacement from a list of 25 conservative jurists he had previously identified as candidates for the court's next vacancy will begin immediately, reports The New York Times.
Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from US Supreme Court
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