June 28, 2018

Professor Kate Shaw was interviewed by ABC News regarding Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement, saying "Kennedy's retirement could have a profound effect on the law, replacing the Court’s swing Justice — who in recent years was a reliable vote with the liberals on a number of social issues — with a solid conservative."

She continued "there’s no question that this is a massive development. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell successfully prevented President Obama from cementing the Court’s liberal majority when he refused to hold a hearing and then vote on Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. But the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to fill Scalia's seat only restored the Court to its 4-1-4 balance."

Click here for the complete interview.