Now, most believe, President Donald Trump will nominate a more reliably conservative justice.
"The Supreme Court has upheld a ban driven by anti-Muslim sentiment", said Jasmin Samy, the council's state executive director.
In a letter submitted to President Donald Trump, Kennedy - who is, at 81, the longest-serving current member of the Supreme Court - said it has been "the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those years on the Supreme Court". Numerous people on this list are federal appeals court judges, so we have some sense of how they might vote if they made it onto the Supreme Court.
The court held that the challengers had failed to show that the ban violates either US immigration law or the US Constitution's First Amendment prohibition on the government favouring one religion over another.
Stephen Bannon, who as chief White House strategist was an architect of the travel ban, said that the court's ruling vindicated Trump and his Administration after receiving a year and a half of attacks from the political left over the policy.
Crawford expects the president to name a new justice soon, to be confirmed during the summer and in place when the high court returns in October to hear arguments.
A lawsuit filed in March says the administration's decision to end temporary protected status was motivated by racism, citing Trump's vulgar language during a meeting in January to describe African countries.
Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor 2006, Kennedy has served as the court's resident swing vote, siding with both the court's liberals and conservative's depending on the issue.
"Although the majority briefly recounts a few of the statements and background events that form the basis of plaintiffs' constitutional challenge. that highly abridged account does not tell even half of the story", Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The travel ban, which the Supreme Court allowed to take effect in December, has been widely criticised by refugee and human rights groups. "I think there would be five justices to overrule Roe v. Wade". Trump's nominee is likely to give the conservatives a solid majority and will face a Senate process in which Republicans hold the slimmest majority, but Democrats can't delay confirmation.
Soon after he was sworn into office in 2017, Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who had died a year earlier.
In his letter to Mr Trump, Justice Kennedy expressed "profound gratitude" for having served in the highest court.
Kennedy, previously a federal appeals court judge in California, was actually Reagan's third choice for the job.
It was another match where Brazil created lots of chances, but they weren't particularly clinical in front of goal. Serbia will face off against Brazil at Spartak Stadium-Otkritie Arena in Moscow on Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
The news comes just weeks after the French Open came under fire for how it handled the ranking of Serena Williams . Under current WTA rules, rankings are not protected for players who are injured or pregnant.
EBay also said in a statement Thursday that Congress needs to "provide clear tax rules, with a strong small business exemption". In 2015, 72.5 percent of Tennessee's total tax revenues came from sales tax. "I don't have to drive", said Thornsberry.
Paul, who plays for the Houston Rockets, has been doing everything to persuade James of joining him in the Space City. National Basketball Association rules prohibit teams from negotiating with free agents until midnight on July 1.
England will now play Belgium in Kaliningrad on Thursday with the victor of that match advancing from the group in first place. Intriguingly, it also means they are level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Belgium in Group G.
The Chief Minister, along with Power Minister R K Singh participated at the state Yoga celebration in Raipur. Giving him company were thousands of other yoga enthusiasts who performed the asanas on saffron yoga mats.
Harley-Davidson's move is already drawing the ire of tariff critics, including members of the president's own party. Harley-Davidson maintains a strong commitment to USA -based manufacturing which is valued by riders globally.
The government gave no immediate response to the reports, but Erdogan said there had not been any serious problems. Pro-Kurdish candidate Selahattin Demirtas tweeted his hopes for a calm election day, urging young people to vote.
The company say that any customer who purchased an Optus Sport subscription for the World Cup will be provided a refund. Lew said the two-day deal with SBS was about creating a failsafe for its customers.
Anyway, we've got a title that seemingly confirms that Aunt May's heroic nephew will be venturing way beyond Forest Hills, Queens. While Venom won't be making an appearance, it's been heavily reported that Jake Gyllenhaal will portray the villainous Mysterio.
Even though Trump has acted unilaterally to stem the family separations, lawmakers still prefer a legislative fix. Trump's opponents, however, were not satisfied with the executive order, asserting that this was not enough.
Lakers "Racing" To Acquire Kawhi Leonard Before Friday
The Spurs do not have to rush to make a deal, as they could potentially wait until the trade deadline to finally pull the trigger. It is true that the Spurs have no leverage whatsoever, because the sense is that Leonard is not going to play for them again.
Honda drives Japan to deserved 2-2 draw against Senegal
He failed to register a goal or an assist versus Poland but will look to threaten a shaky Japanese back-line which lacks pace. Kalidou Koulibaly is also a player to keep an eye on, his physical assurance at the back will make it hard for Osako and co.
Alli remains a doubt for Panama clash
He added: "I made them out of edible paper and ink". "I think the lads will be used to the physical side of things from playing in the Premier League, the games we play each week are usually physical and I think that is something the lads enjoy".
Photo showing Melania Trump in 'don't care' jacket is real
Donald Trump , however, tweeted that his wife's jacket was indeed meant to send a message, but not about the immigrant children. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope this isn't what the media is going to choose to focus on".