Rumors swirl about Supreme Court vacancy

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Rumors that a Supreme Court justice could retire this summer are being fueled by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I would expect a resignation this summer,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, stated to Iowa’s Muscatine Journal.

This comment came just days after Justice Neil Gorsuch took his hard-won seat.

Grassley wouldn’t provide reporters with any names, but he isn’t the first to suggest that President Trump will get another shot at picking a new Supreme Court justice in the next few months.

In February, fellow Judiciary Committee member and former Supreme Court litigator, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said, “I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer. If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown.”

A new Supreme Court nominee would likely come from a list of potential justices made by Trump prior to winning the presidential election. Gorsuch was a pick from that list.

With 52 seats in the Senate–just one more than is needed to approve any GOP-favored nominee–Trump’s next pick will easily win approval; if only from Republicans. Gorsuch, who was denied Democratic approval, will hear his first arguments as a justice on Monday regardless.

Possible retirees include Justice Kennedy, 80; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84; and Stephen Breyer, 78. Ginsburg and Breyer are generally considered to be liberal jurists, while Kennedy has been known as a “swing vote.”

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