Rumors have been swirling for months that Justice Kennedy is going to retire from the Supreme Court this summer. The folks at the New York Times are in a total panic about this because that will give Trump another opening to nominate another conservative justice.
Now they’re begging Kennedy not to retire.
News Busters reports:
New York Times Editorial Board Begs Justice Kennedy Not to Retire
Remember all those times during the Barack Obama presidency when the New York Times begged Justice Anthony Kennedy to not retire from the Supreme Court? No? Well, that’s probably because it never happened. However, now that Donald Trump is president, the Times is begging Kennedy, considered to be a swing vote, to remain on the High Court bench.
Their April 28 editorial page beseechments for Kennedy to forego retirement seems to have the tone of the great James Brown singing Please, Please, Please! at the 1964 Teenage Awards Music International Show in Santa Monica, CA which many believe to have been the greatest rock performance of all time.
Let us now join the New York Times Editorial Board as it performs its own version of Please, Please, Please! in Please Stay, Justice Kennedy. America Needs You.
Dear Justice Kennedy,
As you have no doubt heard, rumors of your impending retirement are, for the second year in a row, echoing around Washington and across America. While you and your colleagues on the Supreme Court were listening to the final oral arguments of the term in recent days, those rumors were only growing more insistent.
How can we put this the right way? Please don’t go.
How pathetic. Let’s all enjoy their anguish.