President Donald Trump will likely get to appoint a second judge to the Supreme Court, and his administration has already published a list of potential candidates for the bench.
Trump told reporters Wednesday that his administration "will begin our search for a new justice of the United States Supreme Court that will begin immediately."
The remarks came shortly after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will be retiring at the end of July, calling his tenure on the bench the "highest of honors."
The announcement is hugely significant for Trump, who now has another chance to further reshape the ideological composition of the highest court in the country, after appointing Justice Neil Gorsuch last year. Gorsuch filled the seat that opened up after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.