Byron Henry Attorney & constitutional scholar. Before taking their long summer
break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump
administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute
involving a Missouri church playground. But something could overshadow
rulings in those high-profile cases: If Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the
court's last public session on Monday to announce his retirement. Kennedy's
departure would allow conservatives to take firm control of the court.