As Supreme Court Announcement Looms, Conservatives Eye Landmark DecisionsPlay
Last week's retirement announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a frequent swing vote, means that President Trump will have a rare opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court.
As Trump vets a handful of potential candidates before an expected Monday announcement, lawmakers are gearing up for what promises to be a contentious confirmation process.
NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg (@NinaTotenberg) joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss who Trump is considering, and the expectation that the new justice will have a hand in tackling divisive issues.
This segment aired on July 6, 2018.