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Shaheen Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court:

“I want to thank and congratulate Justice Kennedy for his thirty years of service on the Supreme Court. I wish him all the best in his retirement,” said Shaheen. “It’s important that whoever the President nominates to replace Justice Kennedy does not jeopardize progress on women’s reproductive, LGBTQ and civil rights. In particular, any nominee should uphold the precedent of Roe v. Wade. I will only support a nominee within the mainstream of judicial thought who will protect Constitutional rights and freedoms. I strongly urge the President to nominate a non-ideological candidate who will fairly interpret the Constitution, and I encourage Granite Staters and all Americans to make their voices heard to send a clear message that we’re not going to go backwards as a nation.”