Justice Kennedy has recently announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
The Supreme Court id the highest Court in the United States and any decision made by the Supreme Courts trumps over all other courts in the country.
The SCOTUS has been known to have 9 members to avoid any ties, which has led to many 5-4 decisions on many landmark cases.
Many are concerned because it is the President of the United States’ responsibility to appoint a Justice that then has to be confirmed by the United States Senate. Mr., Trump has already appointed one Justice during his term as President of the United States (POTUS). The position became vacant when Justice Scalia passed away during the Obama administration, so it was President Obama’s responsibility to appoint a new Justice.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of American politics, the Senate, who was majority Republican, refused to see the judge that President Obama has appointed.
They did not meet with him on the basis of his qualifications, but on the basis that it was President Obama who appointed him and the Republicans did not want to give President Obama a chance to give another seat in SCOTUS.
The Republicans in the Senate wanted to wait till the 2016 Presidential election and wanted to give Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint a judge, which he eventually got.
Another concern is that Justice Kennedy, although being a conservative himself, has protected Roe v. Wade, which states:
The Republican Party and conservatives have celebrated the news of retirement, but many pro-choice groups and activists are worried that many women will lose the right to choose what they can do with their bodies.
It is evident that President Trump will pick someone that represents his views.