June 27, 2018 / 6:39 PM / 25 days ago

Trump says launches search to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Kennedy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was launching an immediate search for someone to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom he hailed as a spectacular man with great vision and heart.

Speaking to reporters during an Oval Office meeting with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Trump said he would draw from a list of 25 potential court candidates that his campaign had assembled during his presidential run.

(Corrects second paragraph to show list is 25, not 45, potential candidates.)

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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