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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.