With his departure, a divided court that often decides cases with a 5-4 split, is likely to be at an impasse until he is replaced, and will likely lean to the right if a Trump appointee takes the bench in his stead.
Women in no-abortion states who still wanted to terminate their pregnancies would be forced to choose between travelling to liberal states, getting an illegal abortion, or reluctantly allowing the pregnancy to continue.
The potential fallout from Anthony Kennedy's absence from the Supreme Court came quickly after the perpetual swing vote announced his retirement on Wednesday. And I think you see the kind of quality that we're looking at when you look at that list.
The government provided enough justification for the policy to survive the court challenge, he said: "We express no opinion on the soundness of the policy".
"The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice", McConnell said. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, three years Kennedy's senior, is the oldest justice on the bench now and has vowed to hang on through the Trump administration when people speculate about her retirement.
He announced his plans to retire from the nation's highest court, effective July 31.
In a statement today, Kennedy said he's stepping down "to spend more time with" his family, even though "his family was willing for him to continue to serve".
The travel ban was among the court's biggest cases this term and the latest in a string of 5-4 decisions in which the conservative side of the court, bolstered by the addition of Gorsuch a year ago, prevailed.
Replacing Kennedy with a pro-life, originalist judge could give the Supreme Court its first pro-life majority since before 1973, potentially enabling Roe v. Wade to finally be overturned in one of several battles over pro-life state laws now winding through the legal system. Most notably, he wrote the 2015 ruling on Obergefell v Hodges, which found that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
"If Donald Trump, who has promised to overturn Roe v. Wade, picks someone who is anti-choice, the future of Roe v. Wade is very much in question", said David Cole, national legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union.
He joined his fellow conservatives in the 2000 ruling that effectively gave the US presidency to Republican George W. Bush, rather than Democrat Al Gore, by preventing any more vote recounts in Florida.
But Fox News identified five names from the list who are considered frontrunners. Rumors of another vacancy have reverberated across Washington in recent months, and it comes a year after Kennedy's former law clerk Justice Neil Gorsuch, took over the seat occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Kennedy, previously a federal appeals court judge in California, was actually Reagan's third choice for the job.
To watch the 2018 NBA Awards - which will take place at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles - live, tune in to TNT at 9 p.m. He was hired as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy.
The ministry declined to disclose how many women had received licenses so far, saying the process is still in the early stages. She thinks that some Saudi women will take a wait-and-see approach to learning to drive , rather than jumping straight in.
It was a free kick from Kolarov that put Serbia in solid position in the group, but Switzerland may be as tough a foe as Brazil. Meanwhile Nigeria will be looking for a win as they lost their opener against Croatia and need the three points.
William, an avid soccer fan, arrived in Jordan on Sunday afternoon, as the England-Panama World Cup match was underway. Ambassador Quarrey insisted the wording merely reflected decades of terminology used by British governments.
Davidson's full interview airs on Wednesday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 p.m. on NBC . When Fallon congratulated him and shook his hand, Davidson said he felt like he'd 'won a contest'.
Harley-Davidson will not raise its prices to avert " an immediate and lasting detrimental impact " on sales in Europe, it said. Other US products caught up in European Union tariffs include cranberries, peanut butter, playing cards and whiskey.
Kyrgios was in action against Marin Cilic during the Queen's Club Championship, the Wimbledon warm-up event on Saturday. Unseeded Djokovic was given some trouble by Jeremy Chardy in the opening set but prevailed 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
Reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed made an early run with a first-nine 31, but came home in 37 to finish fourth at 284. Berger, who fired a 66 on Saturday, will tee off in the final pairing with Tony Finau at 2:24 p.m.
Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley. The next chance fell to Leon Balogun but the new Brighton defender headed over the bar despite being unmarked.
Brazil eliminated Serbia and secured their place in the second round of the World Cup after a comfortable 2-0 victory in Moscow . Mitrovic has scored 18 goals in 26 games for Fulham and Serbia in 2018 and is a constant threat, especially from crosses.
Yoga also enhances the communication level among people, he added.The Minister said, Yoga is the indicator of human index too. If we take up yoga everyday, we will be calm, peaceful and spiritual. "It has become a powerful unifying force", he said.
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said 2,342 children have been separated from their parents since last month. Trump's said the order does not alter the "zero tolerance" policy itself that the administration put in place in April.
Trump Approves Suspension Order of Separating Families
If those options are exhausted, authorities must find the "least restrictive" setting for a child who arrived without parents. Trump's order is already facing stiff resistance from lawmakers and may face an uphill court battle.
Priest slaps crying baby at baptism ceremony
A video posted on Reddit showing a priest slapping a baby during a baptism is shocking viewers and garnering attention. According to Kidspot in Australia, the man can be heard saying: "it's a tantrum, this is called a tantrum".