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Commentary: Justice Kennedy’s resignation creates a political 'nightmare scenario' for Heidi Heitkamp

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. (Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office)

Breaking news this afternoon is that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be stepping down from his position later this year.

This, of course, will give President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint another judge to the nation’s highest court. It also creates one one North Dakota political observer just described as a “nightmare scenario” for Senator Heidi Heitkamp.