FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, Supreme CourtAssociate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joins other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. The 81-year-old Kennedy said Tuesday, June 27, 2018, that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the court.
Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

‘How bad will it get’ without Justice Kennedy? The left wonders

From New York Times: “He provided a crucial fifth vote to the court’s conservative wing, but he sometimes voted against it, especially on abortion.”

2. It all depends on what kind of conservative Trump chooses

From The Hill: “The real question is what kind of conservative justice he nominates.”

3. Justice Kennedy’s retirement leaves the future of U.S. constitutional law entirely up for grabs

From Washington Post: “The Supreme Court justice has been the ultimate man in the middle.”

‘Young, conservative and swiftly confirmed,’ the right says