Stories

Trump to announce his replacement for Justice Kennedy on July 9

President Trump tweeted Saturday that he will announce his pick to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9,

Be smart: Almost immediately after Kennedy announced his retirement, Trump said he would choose his replacement as soon as possible. And on Thursday, just one day after the announcement, Trump met with a group of bipartisan senators — including Republicans who could be a defining vote during the confirmation process, and red-state Democrats who voted for Justice Neil Gorsuch — to discuss potential candidates. All of this is so the president, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, can try to get Trump's nominee confirmed before the midterm elections in November.

More stories loading.