Monday, July 17, 2017

Rumors that bring speculation as to "Who got to him and for how much?"

I would never put it past a Republican administration full of billionaires to find a cushy job somewhere for a former US Supreme Court Justice, like a professorship that never lectures or a Dean or a Chancellor. 

June 26, 2017
By Ruth Brown

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy isn’t resting his case just yet. (click here)

The high court broke for its summer recess Monday without an anticipated retirement announcement from the 80-year-old judge. He could still make the call at any time, but the last day was seen as the most likely time.

Kennedy hasn’t actually said anything publicly to suggest he’s hanging up his gavel anytime soon, but speculation has been swirling for months, fueled by his colleagues and lawmakers.

The gossip mill went into overdrive after his former law clerks moved up a planned reunion to last weekend — as judges traditionally announce retirement plans to their clerks before the public — but after teasing the assembled alum with a big announcement, it wasn’t what they expected....

It is a corporate gimmick to drive voters to the polls in 2018. That's all.