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DC Daily: Justice Kennedy retirement rumors swirl; SCOTUS set to rule on travel ban

Posted: 8:44 AM, Jun 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-25 16:02:24Z
DC Daily: Justice Kennedy retirement rumors swir
DC Daily: Justice Kennedy retirement rumors swir

Here's what's going on in the world of politics Sunday.

President Donald Trump's morning Tweets

-- President Trump was up early Sunday tweeting about his former presidential competitors Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

"Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!"

Moments later he announced his appearance on Fox News, an interview that broke a more than a month-long interview drought.  


SCOTUS Justice Kennedy retirement rumors ramp up 

-- Speculation is brewing over 80-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy's future on the Supreme Court. 

CNN reports that sources close to Kennedy say he's seriously considering retirement but they aren't sure if it would happen as soon as this term. 

Kennedy is so often the one who determines the outcome of controversial Supreme Court cases. If he leaves, Trump would have a chance to continue to reshape the nation's highest court. Earlier this year, Trump's nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was a former Kennedy clerk, joined the court.  

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos that we wouldn't reveal whether Trump has heard from Kennedy amid the rumors. 

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Speaking of SCOTUS, travel ban ruling expected soon

--The high court is expected to hand down a ruling on whether Trump can legally ban visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries. 

Lower courts have so far all blocked his attempts to halt visits from residents of Iran, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Libya. 

ABC News analyzed the different ways the Supreme Court could decide how to handle the travel ban including an immediate ban, keeping the ban on hold and denying the Trump Administration's appeal altogether. 

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Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy