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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, listens to the response to a question he posed to a high school student during his visit to the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, listens to the response to a question he posed to a high school student during his visit to the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said today he will retire from the nation's highest court. His decision sets up what is guaranteed to be politically contentious fight over who will replace him, and the future direction of the court.

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Nancy Gertner, former Massachusetts federal judge, senior lecturer on law at Harvard Law School and WBUR legal analyst. She tweets @ngertner.

This segment aired on June 27, 2018.

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