The last Reagan appointee is rumored to be leaving the US Supreme Court. Anthony Kennedy was the replacement nominee, selected when Robert Bork was, well,... Borked!
Here's a bit of the speculation coming from Washington's political media:
Washington Examiner posted -
The rumors intensified following the news that the weekend reunion event's date was advanced as well as a tweet by George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr, a former Kennedy clerk, on Friday: "Soon we'll know if rumors of Kennedy's retirement are accurate."
In a tweet Saturday Kerr indicated that his comment was just speculation: "The news cycle in 2017: I am now tweeting about a Drudge banner that links to a story about speculation that quotes one of my tweets."
The A.P. added -
"Soon we'll know if rumors of Kennedy's retirement are accurate," one former Kennedy clerk, George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr, said on Twitter Friday.
When the justices take the bench Monday, they are expected to decide the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, which was excluded from a state grant program to pay for soft surfaces on playgrounds run by not-for-profit groups. The case is being closely watched by advocates of school vouchers, who hope the court will make it easier to use state money to pay for private, religious schooling in states that now prohibit it.
Also expected in the next few days, though there's no deadline by which the court must decide, is a ruling on whether to allow the administration to immediately enforce a 90-day ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries.