Will he stay or will he go? Court watchers and political junkies are salivating over rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy will announce his retirement on Monday.
To be clear, Kennedy has not said anything about retiring, either on or off the record. No one else heard him say anything about retirement, either. But in DC, any hiccup will start the rumor mill churning. Moreover, the Left is now in panic mode at the thought of President Trump appointing another originalist to the Supreme Court. (And isn’t it delicious?)
It began with news of a weekend reunion of Kennedy with his clerks, which had been moved up a year. This event sparked the rumor that this would be their final time together.
Then there was the tweet that Orin Kerr made on Friday. Kerr is a law professor at George Washington University, and was a former clerk of Justice Kennedy.
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) June 23, 2017
Then the Drudge Report picked up Kerr’s tweet on Saturday.
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