Justice Kennedy has just announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, effective July 31. May he enjoy a blessed retirement.
Here is President Trump’s excellent list of candidates to fill the vacancy.
I’d guess that President Trump will announce his nominee in mid- or late July. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing could take place in late August (the Senate is set to remain in session in August), with a final Senate vote in early or mid-September. That would enable the new Justice to be on board in plenty of time for the Court’s next term, which opens on October 1.