Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

28 June 2017, 01:54 | Santos Harmon

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That will happen after the Supreme Court returns to hearing arguments in the fall.

The court announced a flurry of opinions on Monday including a case on the separation of church and state.

Both cases began in the Obama administration, and the Trump administration has maintained the same position.

The Supreme Court's term ended Monday and speculation is swirling around whether Justice Anthony Kennedy, 80, will retire. But the court recessed without any announcement.

Also expected in the next few days, though there's no deadline by which the court must decide, was a ruling on whether to allow the administration to immediately enforce a 90-day ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. He could still make the call at any time, but the last day was seen as the most likely time.

Replacing Kennedy with an even more conservative judge would be a huge win for President Donald Trump and would give conservative judges a 5-4 majority.

But Kennedy turns 81 next month and has been on the court for almost 30 years.

"He had a meeting with his former clerks this weekend and he specifically said he was not announcing that", she said.

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He cited the court's decision Monday to order a new hearing during its next term on whether immigrants held for deportation proceedings are entitled to a bond hearing after being locked up for six months.

The four cases showed Gorsuch to be "an unabashed defender of constitutionalism", said Curt Levey, president of the conservative Committee for Justice.

"It's hardly a clear victory", Hirono said to Andrea Mitchell, "and in fact everything that the president talks about, everything is great, wonderful, it's still a Muslim ban".

The ban would apply to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Kennedy made no announcement about retiring at the reunion dinner on Saturday, nor did he indicate how long he would stay in the role as the longest serving Justice on the current court.

Kennedy has given no public sign that he would step down this year, but he turns 81 next month and has been on the court for almost 30 years.

Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1988 and has become the swing vote of the nine-member Supreme Court, siding on some cases with the conservative wing of judges, and on others with the liberals.

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