Supreme Court Begins Recess With No Justice Retiring

during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has adjourned for the summer without any sign that a justice is retiring.

Chief Justice John Roberts announced Wednesday that the court would return to the bench on Monday, Oct. 1, when the new term begins.

Justice Anthony Kennedy was seen as the most likely candidate to retire. He will turn 82 next month and the other justices around his age are part of the court’s liberal wing. They are not expected to leave voluntarily while President Donald Trump holds office.

It’s not too late for someone to call it quits. Justices Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O’Connor announced their retirements after the court had moved into its summer recess.

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