Associate justice Anthony Kennedy resigns

Member of US Supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy said Wednesday about the intention to resign. Kennedy held the seat of the chief justice three decades, and during this period his voice was often decisive.

In July, judge Kennedy marks the 82 years, and in the case of its withdrawal from the US President Donald trump will be able to fill the vacant place, making the Supreme court as a whole even more conservative.

Tonight, Anthony Kennedy in 1988, nominated for the post of member of the Supreme court by President Reagan, the second in seniority in the Supreme judicial body of the country, consisting of nine people.

Over the years he has made a significant contribution to the protection of the rights of homosexuals, women’s rights to abortion and the abolition of restrictions on the financing of political companies.

As reported by the press service of the Supreme court, the last working day Anthony Kennedy will be July 30.