Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday he will retire July 31, giving President Donald Trump the chance to put a conservative stamp on the high court for generations.
It’s bringing hope to First Liberty Institute, a Plano non-profit that takes on religious freedom cases.
Its work hinges on how the constitution is interpreted and is run by an attorney Kelly Shackelford who’s argued in front of the Supreme Court before.
“It’s a tremendous privilege to get to argue before the Supreme Court. I mean, it’s a very minuscule number of lawyers ever get that privilege,” said Shackelford who added he wasn’t surprised by Wednesday’s announcement.