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Kennedy’s Retirement a Game Changer for Supreme Court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to bring that nominee to a vote by the fall, and now the pressure is on Democrats to resist a confirmation. We explore the political strategy that has evolved following the sabotage of Merrick Garland’s confirmation to today; nobody knows for certain how this moment will play politically five months from now, but Amy Walter reflects on what working to motivate the bases of both parties and how this could be a strategic tool heading into November; a look at how a new court could shape the future of reproductive rights and how the issue will play for lawmakers in the fall; and we look at Trump’s legacy on the judiciary thus far.   

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