Retirement ends Anthony Kennedy's tenure as nation's decider-in-chief

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(Worthy News) - Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the 81-year-old jurist, who announced his retirement Wednesday, has been the decider in chief on most of the major controversial cases to reach the Supreme Court ever since 2006, which was when the court’s balance shifted to him after Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement.

Declaring a national right to same-sex marriage? Justice Kennedy was the tie-breaker, delivering the landmark win for gay rights.

Affirming affirmative action’s role on college campuses? He wrote that opinion in 2016.

Shaping the counters of abortion law, approving President Trump’s powers to enact the travel ban and creating the modern freewheeling campaigns dominated by a wall of television ads — Justice Kennedy was the pivotal vote in each of those cases. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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