What Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's Retirement Could Mean for California

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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) listens while Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday. A Sacramento native, Kennedy’s practical approach allied him with the conservatives on issues like campaign finance and voting rights, but steered him to liberal positions on abortion, the death penalty and same-sex marriage. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have promised to nominate and confirm a replacement before the November midterms. We’ll discuss what five solidly conservative justices could mean for California policy and politics.