In a case key to the future of organized labor, swing Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy sounded like he’d already made up his mind.
Monday morning, in one of the Supreme Court’s men’s rooms, I watched a man get arrested. The man was unfailingly polite, and he wore a shirt suggesting that he was there to protest what the Court is about to do to public sector unions in a case called Janus v. AFSCME. Indeed, while the swarm of […]
New York Times: “For the second year in a row, rumors that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may retire from the Supreme Court are sweeping Washington. He is 81, and he is doubtless weighing many factors in deciding whether to stay. [...]
Bloomberg: “Kagan and Roberts are part of a quartet of relatively centrist justices, along with Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer, who at times can turn their chemistry into a consensus and avert a sharp divide.” “The group will be tested [...]
MICHAEL BARONE: All that you — and Justice Anthony Kennedy — need to know about redistricting and gerrymandering. Does gerrymandering matter? Not as much as you might think. You’re sure to be wrong if you take at face value the rhetoric of liberals who seem to place most of the blame for Republican majorities in […]
This data is interesting: Statistics from Roberts’ first dozen terms on the high court show a growing willingness to be less doctrinaire in his conservatism — particularly in order to agree with Justice Anthony Kennedy. For his first eight terms on the court, Roberts agreed most with Justice Samuel Alito (one of the staunchest conservatives […]
There are persistent rumors, often spread by extraordinarily well-connected lawyers and political operatives, that Justice Anthony Kennedy is pondering retirement. The justice himself has, at times, fueled these rumors. Kennedy, an 81 year-old conservative, is the closet thing the Supreme Court has to a swing vote. Show More Summary
There’s an easy-to-forget line in Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s landmark opinion declaring marriage equality the law of the land. Opposition to same-sex marriage, Kennedy writes, “long has been held—and continues to be held—in good faith by reasonable and sincere people here and throughout the world.” Kennedy wrote these words at the beginning of an […]
Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the swing vote, and not coincidentally the author, of the Supreme Court’s four big gay rights decisions over the past three decades. But in oral arguments Tuesday for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Kennedy seemed to indicate there’s a limit to his support for gay rights — one that […]
The Post reports: The Supreme Court seemed closely divided Tuesday over whether the First Amendment protects a Colorado baker from creating a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy likely to cast the deciding vote. Kennedy, who wrote the court’s 5 to 4 decision in 2015 saying gay couples have a […]
From the Wall Street Journal's excellent coverage:Justice Anthony Kennedy told a lawyer for the state that tolerance is essential in a free society, but it’s important for tolerance to work in both directions. “It seems to me the state...Show More Summary
The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court seemed closely divided Tuesday over whether the First Amendment protects a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy likely to cast the deciding vote. Show More Summary
The Associated Press reports: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is suggesting skepticism of the arguments of a Colorado baker who defended his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple by citing the First Amendment’s free speech clause. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether a baker can refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex couple. As always, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy. The post Cakes for the Klan? Conservatives Craft a Trojan Horse in Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Discrimination Case appeared first on Rewire.
Anthony Kennedy holds two competing rights in his hands, which one will he choose?
As the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Tuesday in the highly anticipated "gay wedding cake" case, all eyes are once again on Justice Anthony Kennedy, the fulcrum upon which the bench has turned for a decade. The case, which...Show More Summary
The bans on non-intact dilation and evacuation—an overwhelmingly common method of second-trimester abortion—could force Justice Anthony Kennedy to decide which he values more: evidence-based lawmaking or the power of the state to promote fetal life. The post Second-Trimester Abortion Ban Could Hit the Supreme Court appeared first on Rewire.
There’s been a lot of rightful focus on Anthony Kennedy ahead of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, this Supreme Court term’s blockbuster case about whether commercial bakers have a constitutional right to refuse to serve same-sex couples planning their weddings. Show More Summary
Several justices on the nation's highest court are heading to Massachusetts to celebrate the bicentennial of Harvard Law School. Chief Justice John Roberts will be joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, … Click to Continue »
A new case could put an end to partisan gerrymandering once and for all. The Supreme Court now has the power to put a decisive end to extreme gerrymandering — if Justice Anthony Kennedy and the four liberal-leaning justices can craft a clear and manageable standard to identify when partisan mapmakers go too far. Show More Summary