(Worthy News) - Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement this afternoon. For decades, Kennedy was the swing justice on an otherwise ideologically balanced Supreme Court. Although he never served as chief justice, his vote was decisive in a great number of major cases.
Here are six cases in which Kennedy sided with the more liberal members of the court in order to produce a 5-4 ruling. A post-Kennedy court in which the justice is replaced by a reliably conservative jurist could overturn any or all of these cases: Roe v. Wade (abortion), Kelo v. New London (eminent domain), Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage), Massachusetts v. EPA (environmental protection), U.S. Term Limits, Inc v. Thornton (term limits for Congressmen set by States), and Kennedy v. Louisana (Expansion of the Death Penalty). [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]
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