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The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court's last public session...
Justice Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch
A Trump nominee said Justice Anthony Kennedy was akin to a "judicial prostitute"
Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday by Justice Anthony Kennedy. What's next for SCOTUS:
He better not retire. I will not live in a world where Trump gets TWO *** NO! "Justice Anthony Kennedy"
Justice Anthony Kennedy swore in Judge Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.
The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado was sworn in during the ceremony by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath to Gorsuch in the White House Rose Garden shortly after 11 a.m. this morning
Justice Neil Gorsuch tried to pull a handshake after being sworn in in the rose garden but Justice Anthony Kennedy wasn't having it.
Correct! Justice Anthony Kennedy was confirmed *unanimously* 97-0 in Reagan's final year. But they wouldn't consider
Justice Neil Gorsuch has been sworn into the Supreme Court, takes the judicial oath from Justice Anthony Kennedy
Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Judge Neil as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.
Me when I see "Justice Anthony Kennedy" is trending, even though he is a swing vote...
Judge is sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy as the 113th Supreme Court Justice
BREAKING: Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court; Trump says he will be 'truly great' justice.
I disagree. Justice Anthony Kennedy and Justice John Roberts have sided with Liberal Jus…
Congratulations to Matthew Gregory, University of Michigan law, class of 2014. He received a clerkship with Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Obscure thesis: Justice Anthony Kennedy expresses in jurisprudence the sensibility that Isaiah Berlin expressed in poli…
Supreme Court Decision: It is not a crime 4 undocumented person to remain in the US. Source: Justice Anthony Kennedy
Justice Anthony Kennedy just hitched Dean Munch to the Doc!
The case doesn't hinge on Justice Anthony Kennedy because if the Court accepts it, President Trump will have filled a position.
Someone had better have lovingly caressed all of Anthony Kennedy's tender places for this to last long, b/c Trump's…
Our fate as a country rests on whether or not Chief Justice Thomas Roberts & Justice Anthony Kennedy possess actual decency & a conscience.
...and you can add Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, Paul Krugman, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to that list!
Slide in today's presentation: "Bias is easy to attribute to others and difficult to discern in oneself." Justice Anthony Kennedy
CNN "Senior Legal Analyst" just said Justice Anthony Kennedy was a Nixon appointee.
Sen. Tom Cotton says on he's not being vetted by Trump, Justice Anthony Kennedy not a conservative
Justice Anthony Kennedy contradicts his own 2013 opinion in this majority Court opinion which now says that it is...
Washington (CNN) Justice Anthony Kennedy finally found an affirmative action case that he liked. Thu...
Justice Anthony Kennedy's evolution on affirmative action via
"Justice Anthony Kennedy — joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor — ruled for...
BREAKING: use of affirmative action won in a 4-3 vote, with Justice Anthony Kennedy siding with three libera…
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Why is it liberals who do the right thing? ..Justice Anthony Kennedy, backed by the court's four..liberal members.."
All eyes on Justice Anthony Kennedy, who will be the swing vote.
Waters got murkier with recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy
The ruling in WWH v Hellerstedt hinges on Justice Anthony Kennedy – and could shutter clinics across the south
(2/2) "(...) rather than the unfolding of a trial, is almost. always the critical point for a defendant.” (Justice Anthony Kennedy, SCOTUS).
tfw you know Anthony Kennedy is the longest serving SCOTUS Justice.
SCOTUS justice Anthony Kennedy: Kafka’s “The Trial is actually closer to reality than fantasy.”
and placed a phone call to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in a failed effort to halt the botched execution.
Justice Anthony Kennedy: "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence." Unbelievably misguided.
SCOTUS and Justice Anthony Kennedy are cowards — put the contraception coverage to bed already
Mercy:. Testimony Of Justice Anthony Kennedy before the Senate Judiciary Committee February 14, 2007 in response...
Here are the best writings of Justice Anthony Kennedy, before his controversial *** marriage ruling
The 2016 Rajahnese Medallion for Juridical Science will be awarded to Justice Anthony Kennedy of the US Supreme Court.
"That's just upside down." - Justice Anthony Kennedy on President Obama's executive amnesty
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Anthony M. Kennedy. But the trial obligation the trial lawyer's obligation to do justice is somehow missing in your office?
The first upset in the is in the books! Which junior justice is moving on?
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to . Well, so a man does 15 years so you can vindicate your legal point in some other case?
Justice Kennedy believed instant disclosure of campaign finance would keep Citizens United in check.
Justice Anthony Kennedy. He used to be a Prof there & I took the summer class in Salzburg he still teaches every year
See also Justice Anthony Kennedy and the "sweet mysteries of life."
“A vibrant dialogue is not possible if students wall themselves off from opposing points of view.” - Justice Anthony Kennedy
Hot *** Anthony Kennedy is a coward. Just rule against the antis, already, you coward.
the so-called "moderate" and "swing" justice Anthony Kennedy voted to ban public sector union fees for non-paying members in a 4-4 split.
Meat processing work is “grueling and dangerous,” in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy >>
Kennedy handed over the democracy 2 big business, thanks 4 nothing Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
"A State cannot so deem a class of persons a stranger to its laws." SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy, Romer v. Evans, 1996 …
ICYMI: Justice Anthony Kennedy shows sympathy to the Little Sisters of the Poor in the HHS mandate case
Lead Stories - Court seems tied in religious nonprofits case: Justice Anthony Kennedy shows sympathy to the Li...
US top court divided over Obamacare contraceptives challenge: Justice Anthony Kennedy, who...
We can thank renowned Marxist intellectual Justice Anthony Kennedy for these time, place and manner restrictions.
"The court, in a 6-2 ruling written by conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, upheld a 2014 appeals court decision...
False. Senate voted to confirm Justice Anthony Kennedy, 97-0, in 1988. 1988, you'll recall, was an election year.
Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller, who is arguing the case for TX in the Supreme Court, clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The purpose of the briefs is to sway Justice Anthony Kennedy... Stories matter.
Will Wednesday's major abortion case come down to Justice Anthony Kennedy's thoughts?
(Today I Learned) "after Justice Anthony Kennedy opened the door in Carhart..."
Justice Kennedy appears skeptical of Texas abortion limits - politico: Justice Anthony Kennedy — the...
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy seems skeptical of some Texas arguments in abortion case
Pray for Justice Anthony Kennedy - TX abortion case hinges on him. If court splits 4-4, women's safety regs stay in place for now -
Here's what Anthony Kennedy thinks about abortion via TIME
TIME: Here's what Anthony Kennedy thinks about abortion
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Here's what Anthony Kennedy thinks about abortion
Justice Anthony Kennedy appears skeptical of Texas abortion law but might want to hear more evidence
Justice Anthony Kennedy holds the crucial vote in the Texas abortion case
hopefully Justice Anthony Kennedy will see this as an assault for women's rights and will vote with the liberal judges.
Unclear how pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy will vote based on oral argument.
Once again, women need Justice Anthony Kennedy to come through.
As we prepare, court observers will have their eyes on the justice who could swing the court...Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Big question will be how Justice Anthony Kennedy votes as arguably the only swing vote btwn the liberal and conservative sides of the court
Hoping to humanize their decisions, more than 100 women filed briefs directed largely at Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who holds the crucial
(CS Monitor) hearing sets up landmark decision on abortion : Justice Anthony Kennedy expected..
More than 100 women shared their personal stories of abortion with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ahead of Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt
My former boss, Justice Anthony Kennedy, for the Supreme Court this morning. Yes.
Pope condemns death penalty Seems relevant to note Supreme Court swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy is Catholic.
"is there some rule that you can't confess error in your state?"-Justice Anthony Kennedy
They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right." . - Justice Anthony Kennedy
The free world will defend David Cameron, George Osborne, Bush Sr, Reagan, Justice Anthony Kennedy against the enemies of liberty
9. Final Paragraph of the Supreme Court Majority Opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy (p. 33):
My hero of is Justice Anthony Kennedy and SCOTUS.
Jeff Knorr and Justice Anthony Kennedy were thanks to all of you.
"The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times." Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority
Thanks Ronald Reagan ::coughs:: liberal menace gave us Anthony Kennedy as a SCOTUS Justice and DWB law. Bulls***!
Biggest surprise in The Force Awakens-- Justice Anthony Kennedy's cameo as Darth Tiebreaker.
Justice Anthony Kennedy tapped SFGN's "Person of the Year" via
Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in 'Obergefell v. Hodges' named one of of the year.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, and was joined by the court’s four liberal justices
Justice Anthony Kennedy tells HLS students he hopes “time will be a gracious judge” of his opinions
Justice Anthony Kennedy currently talking at just referenced County
I'm at today to hear Justice Anthony Kennedy speak! Story to come
My high school turned out Justice Anthony Kennedy. Sorry 'bout that.
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This is cute: Justice Anthony Kennedy & his wife relived their first date at the DC opening of SF fave Tadich Grill
The conservative bloc is less likely to lose the court’s regular swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy,
Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion precludes new gun laws.
Attending a wedding? Don't be surprised if Justice Anthony Kennedy gets invited to say a few words:
*** and straight couples say "I do" using Justice Anthony Kennedy's words from landmark *** marriage ruling:
Democracy is something that you must learn each generation. It has to be taught. Assoc U.S. Justice Anthony Kennedy
No one questions the validity, the urgency, the essentiality of the Voting Rights Act. USSC Justice Anthony Kennedy
It is Justice Anthony Kennedy's world, and we just live in it. He is 78 years old, married for 52 of those years.
In *** marriage decision, Supreme Court turns to historians for insight: Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion lea...
Speaking for the 5-4 majority in Obergefell v. Hodges , Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote perhaps the most graceful...
This is the concluding paragraph by Justice Anthony Kennedy: . "No union is more profound than marriage, for it...
Justice Anthony Kennedy...the man who ultimately replaced Robert Bork as President Reagan's choice for the seat.
What a beautiful and eloquent decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy in today's ruling. Everyone should read...
"No union is more profound than marriage," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote.
July 26 is also the anniversary of Windsor and Lawrence decisions - Justice Anthony Kennedy is the Earl Warren of *** rights
BREAKING: rules 5-4 in favor of nationwide right to *** marriage with Justice Anthony Kennedy authoring majority opini…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy served on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before being nominated by...
Pray that Justice Anthony Kennedy will see the folly in making same-sex marriage the law of the land. He may b…
Justice Anthony Kennedy tells Congress that the criminal system "broken."
Adding children parties to this case could be critical to Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is expected to be the swing vote.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, Joan Didion and Tani Cantil (Chief Justice of CA) went to mine ;)
Justice Anthony Kennedy blocks same-sex marriages from beginning in Idaho
Justice Anthony Kennedy blocks *** couples from marrying in Idaho, Nevada: (John Locher/AP)
Justice Anthony Kennedy issues stay in 9th Circuit *** marriage case, blocking same sex marriage in Nevada.
The Traditional Red Mass was held today at Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington DC. It was attended by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Boyer and Kegan Red Mass dates to France in the 13th century as a blessing of the judicial year and hosted by the John Carroll Society. Several of the most prominent Catholic Law Makers and many of the Supreme Court Justices attend every year. 6 of the 9 Justices are practicing Catholics, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antoin Scalia, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Sonya Sotomoyor. and 13/110 have been over the years. the homily of the Red Mass written by Cardinal Wuerl who is in Rome for the Synod of Bishops on the family. His homily was read by Msgr. Peter Vaghi. Sometime ago as I stood at the back of a parish church following Mass greeting members of the parish, a family approached and its youngest member, a boy of about 5, asked me, “Why do you call us brothers and sis ...
"Congress does not enforce a constitutional right by changing what the right is." Justice Anthony Kennedy 1997 Scalia & Stevens concur
Justice Anthony Kennedy en route to Sao Paulo to decide outcome of Netherlands-Brazil World Cup match.
Class-action securities litigation survived today -- and the big news is that it was saved not just by swing voting Justice Anthony Kennedy, but also by Chief Justice John Roberts.
US court rules for Pom Wonderful over Coke Washington: The US Supreme Court today sided with juice maker Pom Wonderful in its long-running false advertising dispute with Coca Cola, a decision that could open the door to more litigation against food makers for deceptive labelling. The justices ruled 8-0 that Pom can go forward with a lawsuit alleging the label on a "Pomegranate Blueberry" beverage offered by Coke's Minute Maid unit is misleading because 99 per cent of the drink consists of apple and grape juice. Lower courts had ruled in favour of Coke because the label conforms to Food and Drug Administration laws and regulations. But the Supreme Court reversed, finding that the juice label may technically comply with FDA rules but still be misleading to consumers for different reasons. Writing for the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy said federal FDA laws and trademark laws complement each other in the regulation of misleading labels. He said it is unlikely Congress intended FDA law to preclude all tradema ...
Nothing new in Florida laws . WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a death sentence for a Florida man in a decision that found the state's method for assessing whether defendants are mentally disabled was unconstitutional. The court ruled on a 5-4 vote, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the majority opinion, that death row inmate Freddie Lee Hall should have another chance to show he should not be executed. Florida had initially determined that convicted murderer Hall was mentally disabled in 1992, but later found him competent after he scored 71 on an IQ test, the minimum under Florida law. The court found that the Florida process was unlawful under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which bans cruel and unusual punishment
The following is an exceptionally good article on the "Supreme Court" FILE This column by Ryan W. McMaken originally appeared on the Ludwig von Mises Institute website on May 13. The Supreme Court’s recent decision on prayer at government meetings reminds me that Supreme Court “season” is upon us. And for the next two months or so, we can expect to see the court decide on a variety of cases that can have profound impacts on the lives of citizens and non-citizens alike. The court’s decision in Town of Greece vs. Galloway has produced a lot of commentary on both sides, with much discussion about the dynamics between justices, and how Justice Anthony Kennedy must have been in a pro-prayer mood that day, since his decisions appear to be made on a variety of unknowable whims. Nearly all of this commentary contains the assumption that it is perfectly normal, and probably laudable, that the Supreme Court has the power to decide the legality of virtually everything under the sun, from the death penalty to ...
Throughout the debate over the HHS mandate, the mandate’s supporters have depicted its opponents as alarmists who exaggerate the mandate’s impact. Conveniently overlooking sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, they ask since only Catholics care about contraception, why should Protestants oppose the mandate? Well, aside from a little issue of religious freedom, recent events in Washington State show us why. During oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case, Justice Anthony Kennedy told Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who was defending the mandate, that, under Verrilli's view, “a for-profit corporation could be forced to pay for abortions." A surprised Verrilli replied “you're right," and then dismissed the concern saying that there "is no law like that on the books." Well, there soon may be. In Washington State, HB 2148 would require health plans to “provide coverage for maternity care or services to provide a covered person with substantially equivalent coverage to permit the voluntary termi ...
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Supreme Court: PRAYERS BEFORE GOVERNMENT MEETINGS CONSTITUTIONAL Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy says the prayers should be seen as ceremonial and in keeping with the nation's traditions. 2. SOUTH KOREA FERRY DISASTER CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM A civilian diver involved in searching for dozens of missing people is pulled to the surface by fellow divers after losing communication for about five minutes. He later dies at a hospital. 3. HOW WASHINGTON'S BEST MEASURE AGAINST RUSSIA MAY NOT BE SANCTIONS A new IRS regulation that goes into effect this summer would penalize Russian banks with a 30% levy on U.S. investments, leaving Moscow's investors with a huge tax bill. 4. SYRIA'S OPERA HOUSE TARGETED BY MORTARS The symbol of the Assad family's rule was once the center of the Damascus performing arts scene. Now it has become a target for the country's armed opposition. 5. SPY PLANE BLAMED FOR ...
BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Oks prayer before public meetings. "The case, argued late last year, was considered one of the biggest religious freedom cases of the term and saw swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy joining the court’s four more conservative members in the 5-4 decision." "Opening government meetings in the town of Greece, N.Y. with prayer 'does not violate the First Amendment … and does not coerce participation by non-adherents,' Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority." "The decision reverses the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which found that the town was endorsing Christianity and thus violating the Constitution’s Establishment Clause barring the government from favoring one religion or faith."
The United States Supreme Court upheld prayers in public meetings as constitutional under the First Amendment. Per Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing the majority decision: "The inclusion of a brief, ceremonial prayer as part of a larger exercise in civic recognition suggests that its purpose and effect are to acknowledge religious leaders and the institutions they represent, rather than to exclude or coerce nonbelievers."
Colbert became Exhibit A in the public effort to persuade the court that Justice Anthony Kennedy was wrong in...
Lyle Denniston looks at how Justice Anthony Kennedy could settle the Hobby Lobby case, based on some clues from Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments.
The Supreme Court appeared evenly divided over Hobby Lobby's challenge to Obamacare's so-called contraception mandate in oral arguments Tuesday, with Justice Anthony Kennedy standing out as the sol...
Businessweek, March 12, 2014 — A U.S. Supreme Court justice refused to block a new law that bars the possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines in a Silicon Valley city, in a setback to gun-rights advocates. Justice Anthony Kennedy yesterday… [ 52 more words. ]
"The goal of avoiding government endorsement (of religion) does not require eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm" Justice Anthony Kennedy, United States Supreme Court
My justice fantasy today is Anthony Kennedy choking to death in a voting booth.
My hometown: Sacramento, Ca. celebrating a local civil rights hero. Marshall D. Bailey Nat Colley SACRAMENTO – The Black History Month documentary, “The Time is Now: The Civic Life of Sacramento’s Nathaniel S. Colley” will air at 7:00 p.m., Feb. 20, on KVIE. The documentary examines the life of Sacramento’s first practicing African American attorney, who spent 50 years shaping the course of American history. Colley’s pursuit of civil rights and education brought Colley together with the likes of President John F. Kennedy, Gov. Edmund “Pat” Brown, and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. It was through Colley’s efforts that the court ruled that “mere receipt of federal housing benefits” prohibits racial discrimination in the sale of private housing. He also successfully argued and had the courts require all financial institutions to pay homeowners on impounded and loan trust accounts.
George Soros explains why he is joining Sir Fazle Abed, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Mary Robinson and many others in calling on the UN to make access to justice part of the post-2015 development agenda.
Exciting! George Soros, Anthony Kennedy, Mary Robinson, world leaders ask UN to adopt for all
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Find out why US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. is endorsing an appeal to the UNGA on justice and … …
Justice has a place in development agenda, say Anthony Kennedy and many leading figures.
Wall Street Journal Letters The Feds, the Supremes, Same-Sex Marriage and Utah It is a shame Justice Kennedy had not read, or perhaps understood, the Court's 1885 Murphy v. Ramsey decision. Jan. 26, 2014 In "Utah's Marriage Battles and the Ghost of Brigham Young" (Cross Country, Jan. 18), Seth Lipsky remarks on the irony of the Dec. 20 decision of a U.S. district judge in overturning Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, while another federal judge struck down an essential part of its ban on polygamy-this done to a state that had to outlaw polygamy to enter the union. If same-sex marriage is OK, what could be wrong with polygamy? This is taking place in the backwash of June's Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor, which found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional because it defined marriage for federal purposes as one man and one woman. Justice Anthony Kennedy objected that DOMA served "no legitimate purpose" but only had the "purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those" in same-sex marriage ...
ARE THE UNIONS IN TROUBLE? WHAT WILL Justice Antonin Scalia DO? That was the question courtroom observers were asking Tuesday when a potentially pivotal labor case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue was whether Pam Harris and other home care workers like her should be forced to pay money to a union they don’t want to belong to. Harris, of Lake County, is caring for her 25-year-old disabled son, Josh, and receiving assistance from the state of Illinois to do so. Gov. Pat Quinn issued an executive order designating Harris and other homecare workers as “state employees” for the purpose of joining a union. Service Employees International Union, a political ally of the governor’s, then began trying to organize the workers. “I think that there's an unhealthy relationship between elected officials and public-sector unions,” Harris told Illinois News Network last week. While the segment of workers Harris is a part of was affected by an executive order issued by Quinn, Rod Blagojevich . ...
I just got an email from Diane Black in which she tells me that she agrees that corporations are people with rights and can give all the money they want to any campaign... Dear Dr. Roy, Thank you for contacting me concerning the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court case. I appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts on this issue. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the government may not prohibit independent political expenditures by corporations or unions in federal elections. In the opinion for the majority, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated that "by definition, an independent expenditure is political speech presented to the electorate that is not coordinated with the candidate." Therefore, how an individual chooses to spend his or her money is a form of speech and is protected by the First Amendment. On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court reaffirmed this decision in American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock . This ruling struck down Montana's ...
High court weighs ‘radical’ change for unions Published by AP January 21, 2014 The Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed what one justice described as a "radical" change in the way labor unions force workers to pay them. Though the case has flown somewhat under the radar, the arguments before the high court underscored the potential impact of the dispute. The justices posed tough questions to both sides, without giving a clear indication as to which way they might rule. But they repeatedly stressed that a ruling against the unions here would be significant. "You're essentially destroying not just the ... shop, but you're destroying the ability of the union to get money even from the people who don't agree with what it's doing," Justice Antonin Scalia told the plaintiff's attorney. At issue are the complaints of home health care workers in Illinois, who object to having to pay "fair share fees" to compensate the union for its work. The workers say the fees violate the First Amendment by compelling them to . ...
A panel of three federal judges, frustrated with California’s failed five-year effort to sufficiently reduce prison overcrowding, said they will draw up their own solution within a month.The federal courts have jousted with the state over unsafe and unhealthy conditions they say violate prisoners’ constitutional rights. The federal government has been in charge of California prison healthcare since 2005 and overcrowding since 2009. The takeover followed years of prison horror stories, frequent inmate deaths, severe overcrowding, deficient health care, defiant mismanagement and, in the end, lawsuits.U.S. District Judges Lawrence K. Karlton and Thelton E. Henderson and U.S. 9th Circuit Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt concluded Monday that months of talks between the state and lawyers representing prisoners were going nowhere. The judges want California prisons, which now hold 118,435 inmates, to shed 6,271 of them and get within 137.5% of design capacity for the state’s 34 facilities.The Brown administr ...
Less buffer more free speech Supreme Court | After arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court seems set to roll back buffer zones around abortion centers By EMILY BELZ WORLD Magazine Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 04:10 p.m. “A woman is approaching the door of a clinic, and she enters the zone. Two other women approach her. One is an employee of the facility, the other is not. The first who is an employee of the facility says, ‘Good morning. This is a safe facility.’ The other one who’s not an employee says, ‘Good morning, this is not a safe facility.’ Now, under this statute, the first one has not committed a crime. The second one has committed a crime. And the only difference between the two is that they’ve expressed a different viewpoint.” Justice Alito... Read on Thirteen years ago, the Supreme Court upheld a Colorado law that created an 8-foot buffer zone around any person who didn’t want to be approached while entering an abortion center. Justice Anthony Kennedy dissented from that ruling, sayi ...
It's an OUTRAGE! Friends, did you know that in my home state of Massachusetts (home to the "Freedom Trail") peaceful believers in Jesus Christ are not allowed to stand directly outside the baby-killing places to share the gospel of life & eternity? How is it possible that the state that is known as the "Cradle of Liberty" & the home of the "Freedom Trail" restricts freedom of religious speech by prohibiting pro-active Christians who want to prevent infant sacrifice & offer mothers help in Jesus' Name from being within 35-foot of every abortuary in Mass? Please pray as the Supreme Court votes to strike down the unconstitutional restriction of lawful (FREE) speech outside the killing places of Massachusetts. Justice Anthony Kennedy notes: "In speech cases, when you address one problem, you have a duty to protect speech that's lawful". Thank God for the tiny and precious cadre of men and women who brought the suit against the state, all the way to the Supreme Court! Please pray that the true Church of Jesu . ...
“The appearance of influence or access, furthermore, will NOT cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy.” -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Citizens United v. FEC Maybe if such quotes from Supreme Court decisions and legislation were run as PSA's 24/7, we would finally wake up from the nightmare of our democracy dissolving? I am ready for DIRECT DEMOCRACY!
"We now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption." _ Justice Anthony Kennedy, (Citizens United) _
You were warned! Dear Friends, When Christians warned people that polygamy would be accepted if *** marriage was accepted, they were scoffed at; but here it is. We see that God intended one man for one woman for life from what He set up in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:24) before sin came into the world. Polygamy began in the ungodly line of Cain (Genesis 4:19-24) and was tolerated by God during the Old Testament period, just as he tolerated divorce, because of the hardness of men's hearts, but from the beginning it was not so. Now we have gone backward as we slip further and further away from God's plan and further and further into moral chaos. May God stir us up to lead people to a real faith in Christ, a faith that proves its reality by obedience! God bless you. Because of Calvary, John Janney Genesis 1:18-24 English Standard Version (ESV) 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning ...
Moral Mayhem Multiplies - Now, It's Polygamy's Turn By: Albert Mohler As most Americans were thinking thoughts of Christmas cheer, a federal judge in Utah dropped a bomb on the institution of marriage, striking down the most crucial sections of the Utah statute outlawing polygamy. Last Friday, Judge Clark Waddoups of the United States District Court in Utah ruled that Utah’s anti-polygamy law is unconstitutional, violating the free exercise clause of the First Amendment as well as the guarantee of due process. In one sense, the decision was almost inevitable, given the trajectory of both the culture and the federal courts. On the other hand, the sheer shock of the decision serves as an alarm: marriage is being utterly redefined before our eyes, and in the span of a single generation. Judge Waddoups ruled that Utah’s law against consensual adult cohabitation among multiple partners violated the Constitution’s free exercise clause, but a main point was that opposition to polygamy did not advance a com ...
Making lives easier for LGBT families Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 9:10am The new executive director of Family Equality Council stops in Dallas for fundraiser and calls his group the LGBT voice for families MODERN FAMILY | Gabriel Blau, right, the new executive director of Family Equality Council is pictured with his husband, Dylan, and son Elijah. David Taffet | News Editor Gabriel Blau calls his work at Family Equality Council personal. In 2008, he and his husband adopted a child, making them one of the three million LGBT parents in this country. Six million children of all ages have LGBT parents, Blau said. Family Equality Council supports those families with advocacy work to ensure all families are respected. Blau has been in his position as executive director for just three months and said he was attracted to the organization because of what he called its groundbreaking work. He will be in Dallas on Dec. 6 for a fundraiser at a private home. Blau described Family Equality Council as the LGBT voice fo ...
"Time can blind us to certain truths," he wrote,"and later generations can see that laws once thought necessary and proper in fact serve only to oppress. As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom." Justice Anthony Kennedy
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Justice Anthony Kennedy strongly rebuked the earlier decision: "Bowers was not correct when it was decided, and it is not correct today
The problem with Obamacare isn't slow moving servers or poorly written computer code. The problem isn't a glitch. It is a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of health care delivery and the nature of fairness. Obamacare is a redistribution scheme that is significantly raising the cost of insurance for millions of Americans. It uses that money to provide subsidized health care to other Americans who are largely Obama voters. Moreover, in its thousands of pages of legislation and regulations, it pushes a leftist agenda forcing religious institutions to subsidize procedures they find morally objectionable. The outcome of this legal battle, and the future of religious liberty in America, will largely depend on moderate swing Justice Anthony Kennedy. We are only ten months into Obama's second term, and yet that is how close we are to losing a fundamental guarantee of religious liberty. And the left's battering ram is Obamacare.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in an address to students at the University of California Washington Center, called on the White House and congressional leaders to resolve the budget impasse, saying 'the rest of the world is watching.'
*** Rights Movement (cont 2003- current) 2003 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that sodomy laws in the U.S. are unconstitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “Liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes freedom of thought, belief, expression, and certain intimate conduct.” In November, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that barring *** and *** from marrying violates the state constitution. The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to *** couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling. 2004 On May 17, same-sex marriages become legal in Massachusetts. 2005 Civil unions become legal in Connecticut in October. 2006 Civil unions become legal in New Jersey in December. 2007 In November, the House of Representatives approves a bill ensuring equal ...
How is Pope Francis like pro-abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy? From the pontiff's latest surprising interview:
On August 10, 2013 at 10:00 am will serve a restraining order, signed by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Justice Anthony Kennedy has to be a closeted homosexual.
Every time I read something by Justice Anthony Kennedy, I like him more and more. I'd say he's the most libertarian and my favorite justice
Justice Anthony Kennedy rejects request to lift order to reduce Calif. prison population.
Developing news: Justice Anthony Kennedy nixes CA request to block inmate releases by end of 2013.
Not content with just claiming that Justice Anthony Kennedy has proclaimed a “fatwa” against opponents of *** marriage, National Organization for Marriage founder Maggie Gallagher is now b
Wow, look at this Who's Who list of hate-filled bigots who voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act, who (according to Justice Anthony Kennedy and the entirety of the leftist media and *** rights groups) could ONLY have been motivated by "animus" towards *** and a desire to "disparage" and humiliate them: (And these are just a few of the DEMOCRATS in leadership positions!) Joe Biden Harry Reid *** Durbin Steny Hoyer *** Gephart Joe Liebermann Patrick Leahy Carl Levin Corrine Brown James Clyburn Herb Kohl Sam Nunn Nelson Rockefeller Chuck Schumer Sanford Bishop Elijah Cummings John Dingle Sander Levin Max Baucus Bill Bradley Robert Byrd Kent Conrad Tom Daschle Chris Dodd Tom Harkin Why is the Democrat Party so filled with bigots?
*** *** couples flock to Calif. courts to wed Associated Press - 1 hr ago Jubilant *** and *** couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California on Monday to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus. Monday was the first chance for all but a handful of the state's same-sex couples to wed since 2008, when about 18,000 marriages went forward during a brief legal window before a voter-approved ban. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on the constitutional merits of that ban — called Proposition 8 — and a lower court on Friday said same-sex marriages could resume. On Sunday, Justice Anthony Kennedy rejected a last-ditch appeal. While a few lucky couples were able to score marriage licenses before government offices closed and wed late Friday and scores of others tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall over the weekend, Monday was the day many couples had been awaiting for years. T ...
Spokane Conservative Examiner shared the following link and had this to say about it: a scathing rebuttal to the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia said that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleag I'm an enemy then...
By Stephen Z. Nemo (a.k.a., Mr. Curmudgeon): In striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that in defining marriage as...
BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied request from Prop 8 supporters to halt same-sex marriages
EDITORIAL Needless, thoughtless, damaging THIS WEEK THE U.S. Supreme Court inserted itself into the heart of America’s contentious and evolving national conversation about the nature of marriage. But instead of offering a thoughtful framework for the accommodation of the complex moral issues and the many legitimately engaged voices involved in that conversation, Justice Anthony Kennedy, writ­ing on behalf of five justices, borrowed the phraseology of constitutional law to issue a polemical ultimatum against those who cherish how tra­ditional marriage unites men and women for the benefit of children. Kennedy’s decision in Wind­sor v. United States, a chal­lenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, was needless, thoughtless and damaging. Needless because the court should not have even reached the merits of the so-called case before it; thoughtless because it failed to provide a recogniz­able rationale for its holding; and damaging because it has the effect of stifling meaningful dialogue about t ...
Governor Cuomo, Justice Anthony Kennedy and VP Joe Biden are all allegedly catholic all 3 should be publicly excommunicated
Taranto - WSJ : The Wall Street Journal THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW Updated June 28, 2013, 7:06 p.m. ET Jennifer Gratz's legal battle had dragged on for 5½ years when it ended in 2003 with a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in her favor. She tells me she felt as if she'd "been kicked in the gut." If that seems an unusual reaction to a victory, it's because the circumstances made it Pyrrhic. Ms. Gratz, then 25, had sued to challenge the University of Michigan's racially discriminatory admissions policies, under which the prestigious Ann Arbor campus had turned her away. Her case was paired with that of a prospective law student, Barbara Grutter. Ms. Grutter lost her case 5-4 as Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, joined by Stephen Breyer, switched sides. Grutter v. Bollinger gave universities the green light to continue practicing racial discrimination in the name of "diversity." Ten years and one day later, Justice Anthony Kennedy turned the light yellow. On Monday, his opinion for a 7-1 majority in Fisher v. University ...
Robertson began by suggesting that the court's swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, might have some law clerks “who happen to be *** " notes
JUVENILE-"Anyone" under the age of 18"~~KIDS IN COURTS, KIDS IN CRISIS~Justice for all children, to be safe from harm, protected with mercy & compassion.~ One of the most cruel forms of punishment is "denial of existence"~~~ Justice Anthony Kennedy said, “It would be misguided to equate the failing…
“The state’s decision to give this class of persons the right to marry conferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import,” - Justice Anthony Kennedy
The Supreme Court struck down the key Section 3 provision of the Defense of Marriage Act today, nullifying the law that prevented the federal government from extending benefits to same-sex marriages recognized by the dozen or so states that currently permit them. Combined with the Court's refusal to hear a case related to California's Proposition 8 - a referendum banning *** marriage in that state, which passed with huge popular support, but was effectively disabled by the state government - today was a big strategic win for the *** marriage cause. There had long been fears DOMA would be vulnerable on the equal-protection grounds Justice Anthony Kennedy cited in the majority opinion, but supporters thought it was necessary to prevent a minority of states using the network of federal law to spread same-sex marriage from coast to coast. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote an epic dissent from today's 5-4 ruling, questioning the Supreme Court's standing to rule on the case at all, since the nominal defendant, the U ...
So yesterday the Court turned the clock back on voting rights for minorities... and today the said the clock can continue forward for *** rights. This has been a bittersweet couple of days. I can’t even imagine what an African-American who has to vote in Mississippi and who is in a *** relationship is going through right now. Today’s Supreme Court decision on DOMA was another 5-4 vote, this time with Justice Anthony Kennedy making the correct call. We may have elected Barack Obama as president, but all of our nation’s big decisions are being made by Anthony Kennedy alone. The path that America is taking all boils down to what Anthony Kennedy feels, to what his experiences are. Given the last two Supreme Court decisions, I take it that Kennedy must have some *** friends, but that he never had to stand in a long line to vote. Let’s take a moment to savor this victory—and then read the dissent so that we can snicker about how much it must have annoyed Scalia and Alito. My guess is that Scalia and c ...
Caption this: What is Justice Anthony Kennedy saying to Justice Antonin Scalia in this photograph?
The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law barring the recognition of same-sex marriage in a split decision, ruling that the law violates the rights of *** and *** Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's conservative-leaning swing vote, joined his liberal colleagues in the decision. The Bip...
Court: DNA can be taken in arrests Justices rule it’s legitimate police procedure By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for police to take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest for a serious crime, endorsing a practice now followed by more than half the states as well as the federal government. The justices differed strikingly on how big a step that was. “Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court’s five-justice majority. The ruling backed a Mary-land law allowing DNA swabbing of people arrested for serious crimes. Kennedy, who is often considered the court’s swing vote, wrote the decision along with conservative-leaning Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. They were joined by liberal-leaning Justice Stephen Breye ...
An eloquent meditation on Justice Anthony Kennedy, Shelby County, and the long view:
I went to the same high school as Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy, gonna add to my bio.
"...or matching the arrestee's fingerprints to those recovered from a crime scene," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority" (SCOTUS)
10 Things to Know for Tuesday: In this April 14, 2011 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy testif...
Chief Justice Kennedy wrote in staying the charter of DNA testing as it occupies a crime.” Chief Justice Anthony M.
How Identification Is Overused and Misunderstood: Jim Harper Justice Anthony Kennedy seems to be carving out ...
Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court Justice who doesn't "get" identity.
Justice Anthony Kennedy said the collection of DNA was similar to taking fingerprints
"swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, which said DNA has b/c an important tool to help police identify suspects"
Glanced over the opinion from Justice Anthony Kennedy. I like what he said. DNA helps police ID criminals & their "public persona"
It's speculated Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has not written an October session opinion, will author opinion for
So we put our hope in the wishy-washy jurisprudence of America's most powerful judge, Justice Anthony Kennedy. Sigh.
WASHINGTON -- Three U.S. states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments over *** marriage, raising questions about how the developments might affect the justices' consideration of the issue. In particular, close observers on both sides of the *** marriage divide are wondering whether Justice Anthony Kennedy's view could be decisive since he often has been the swing vote on the high court. It is always possible that Justice Kennedy is reading the newspapers and is impressed with the progress," said Michael Klarman, a Harvard University law professor and author of a recent book on the *** marriage fight. In earlier cases on *** rights and the death penalty, Kennedy has cited the importance of changing practices, both nationally and around the world. The court is expected to rule by late June in two cases involving same-sex marriage. One is a challenge to California's voter-approved Proposition 8 that defines marriage as the union of a ...
Such a doe-eyed law student was I with US Justice Anthony Kennedy in Austria.…
Justice Anthony Kennedy denies that homosexual marriages are equivalent to banning interracial marriages.
Acting as Justice Anthony Kennedy tomorrow in a mock oral argument of Hollingsworth v. Perry - we get to wear robes
Don't forget that SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinions for Lawrence v. Texas and Romer v. Evans
Justice Anthony Kennedy on the secrets of a successful marriage
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Within the next few months, Justice Anthony Kennedy will likely rule that same-sex marriage is mandated by the...
The bombshell article that went unnoticed: Justice Kennedy concerned about Court settling cultural disputes:
Justice Anthony Kennedy highlighted the danger of such a move in 1992 – but Longview marches forward anyway.
"indifference to personal liberty is but the precursor of the state's hostility to it." Justice Anthony Kennedy
"The cuts to the court system from sequestration are “simply unsustainable,” Justice Anthony Kennedy warned...
Justice Anthony Kennedy of the United States 9 Supreme Court justices.
Justice Antonin Scalia stated that voting could be construed as a entitlement. Justice Anthony Kennedy stated the Marshall Plan was good, "but times change." If these claims have the least bit of substance, how can anyone claim the Second Amendment's right to bear arms applies to the 21st century? Hunting is no longer a necessity for providing food for one's family. Local militias have long since been replaced by both local and state police, sheriff's departments and the most powerful military force ever assembled by mankind. If eliminating certain laws due to "changing times" applies to various laws, then doing away with the Second Amendment's right to bear arms falls into this category. Wasn't our Constitution written for the protection of "all people"? Should not all people have the right to go out in public without the fear of being gunned down by some modern-day Jesse James carrying his AK-47? Jack Stawicki, Beverly Hills
"At one point, Justice Anthony Kennedy tried to quiet [Sotomayor]. ... The lawyer got out a few more sentences — and then Kagan broke in."
month marks 25 years on the Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy,
Today, February 15, 2013, Attorney Orly Taitz brings her request to move the Obama eligibility challenge from conference to the oral hearing stage at the US Supreme Court. She is moving forward in spite of the fact that four African-American Supreme Court clerks refused to allow Taitz to see the signature of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who denied her petition originally. “But I resubmitted to Justice Roberts, and he sent it to the conference,” Taitz said. The California attorney is asking “…how do we know that he (Kennedy) ever saw the brief?” In no uncertain terms, clerk James Baldin told her that “I (Taitz) [was] not allowed to see the signature.” This denial of her right to see Kennedy’s signature “does not make any sense.” Perhaps her Russian ancestry and background knowledge of the suppression of citizens caused her to note similarities with DC police actions that blocked “more and more streets” during Obama’s State of the Union address. The group of eligibility challengers wer ...
Some of us are nervous to exhale. Same Sex Marriage is before the Supreme Court.Just like the election had the “swing state factor,” so does this. Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justice Kennedy was nom...
On Feb. 15, all nine justices will gather in conference to review whether Obama used forged government documents and fake identification in order to get elected as commander-in-chief. Edward Noonan, et al., contend that if Obama had been ineligible to run in 2008, other Democratic candidates should have replaced him on the presidential ballot. Additionally, electoral votes from states such as California that went towards Obama should have been deemed null and void. The Supreme Court‘s website shows that docket file no. 12A606 was originally denied by Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee, on Dec. 13. On Jan. 9, Chief Justice Roberts sent Dr. Taitz’s application to the full court for a review scheduled for Feb. 15. Despite the lack of exposure from the mainstream media, the issue appears to have gained some steam among conservative bloggers. On Jan. 9, New York Times best-selling author Jerome Corsi suggested that the president’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, ma ...
"Our obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to mandate our own moral code." - Justice Anthony Kennedy (1992)
In a critical case that goes to the heart of democracy — the right to vote — Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely to play a decisive role.
Talking with a lawyer that went to Harvard undergrad, Stanford law School, and clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Amazingly down 2 earth.
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Really, the audience for Obama's LGBT remarks was just one person on the podium: Justice Anthony Kennedy.
"You cannot defend what you don't know." Justice Anthony Kennedy. So educate yourselves so we can protect the Constitution.
Justice Anthony Kennedy on CSpan2 speaking on Constitution & Democracy. Refresher course.
You think ID Theft can't affect you. Press Release Law offices of Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ Justice Anthony Kennedy in...
How Will Kennedy Vote on Marriage Cases?: As with most high-profile cases these days, Justice Anthony Kennedy is...
This is what Larry is up against in fact all possible innocents are up against this idiotic mentality! Leonel Herrera's attorneys tried to present proof of his innocence which emerged long after Texas's legal time limit for introducing new evidence had expired. Under Texas law, this period extends only 30 days after a defendant is sentenced. Thus, procedure, and running executions on time, IS placed above the discovering of truth in the state's law. At the oral argument on Oct. 7, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked Herrera's attorneys: " Suppose a videotape shows that a man convicted of murder by a jury is really innocent. WouId it violate the Constitution to allow the man to be executed?" Texas Assistant Attorney General Margaret P. Griffey promptly answered, "No Your Honor. It would not be a violation of the Constitution, under those cIrcumstances
Justice Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to rule any day now on Noonan,...
Justice Anthony Kennedy holds the keys to the SCOTUS's *** marriage cases, can *** marriage supporters count on him?
"Make no mistake, the verdict is out on democracy." Justice Anthony Kennedy lecturing at Heritage Foundation at...
Justice Anthony Kennedy may ultimately cast the vote that decides whether *** marriage bans are ruled unconstitutional.
“The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasoned is the rational; to the uninformed, the enlightened; to the straight out lie, the simple truth” - Justice Anthony Kennedy
I realized as I listened to Justice Anthony Kennedy speak who it is that guides the direction of this country at the very core of the government. The Supreme Court; 7 people who, while they may disagree with my positions, think in the same way I do and use the same general methods of reasoning, and ultimately decide upon what is allowed and not allowed by the rest of the government and people governed. I realized this as I listened to Justice Kennedy's talk on the constitution and democracy. He listed a series of philosophers off the top of his head who discussed and agreed with the statement he was making as part of his talk, and having read the same works he listed I understood exactly what he was saying and why he was saying it. Then I thought, so ... this is it then, these are the guys who give the little pushes and shoves that change the course of our Nation's ideas and behavior.
Justice Anthony Kennedy is giving a great speech on
IF YOU DON'T VOTE WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN. With Election Day now upon us, it's worth weighing the impacts of a Mitt Romney win on reproductive rights and health care. In general, Romney seems likely to cater to the extreme anti-choice faction of his party. Here's a sneak preview of possible scenarios: 1. The Supreme Court gets more anti-choice. All of the abortion-related decisions on the court in recent history have been a 5-4 (or 4-5) split, with Justice Anthony Kennedy as the swing vote. The court has four justices in their 70s right now, which means that the next president could have one or more opportunities to appoint new members. Romney has made it clear that he would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned, and would appoint federal judges and Supreme Court justices that feel that way, too. Even if those appointees don't get to throw out Roe (at least, not right away), they could still make important decisions on state laws currently caught up in the court system, like laws requiring a sonogram b ...
Congress did not act on a bill that would have required disclosure after Citizens United and other court rulings opened the door to secret political spending. To understand how all this happened, it's worth returning to Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion [4] in Citizens United, and the political system the court envisioned. In the decision's key finding, Kennedy and four other justices said the First Amendment entitled corporations and unions to the same unlimited rights of political speech and spending as any citizen. But in a less-noticed portion of the ruling, Kennedy and seven of his colleagues upheld disclosure rules and emphasized the role of transparency. Undue corporate or union influence on elections, he wrote, could be addressed by informed voters and shareholders who would instantly access campaign finance facts from their laptops or smart phones. "With the advent of the Internet," Kennedy wrote, "prompt disclosure of expenditures can provide shareholders and citizens with the information needed ...
REASON WHY I VOTED FOR President Obama: Supreme Court - Romney win = drastic, and decades long, conservative turn in the fabric of this nation’s social policies. If Romney wins the presidency, he very likely would replace not only moderate conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy (76 yrs old) with someone closer to Alito, but he also would probably have the chance to replace either Ginsburg (79 y rs old) and/or Stephen Breyer (74 yrs old). He would also likely be able to replace Scalia (76 yrs old) with a like minded conservative. Basically one more conservative vote means the effective end of Roe v. Wade and the Commerce Clause. Replacing Breyer and Ginsburg with conservatives would possibly mean the end of the entire New Deal regulatory state. Three Romney appointees would mean conservative control of the Court for decades. It mean that the right of *** to marry will remain off the table. It will put an end to health care reform. Our country will remain far behind the rest of the world and a significant ...
Justice Anthony Kennedy talks about moral relativism.
Justice Anthony Kennedy worries about moral relativism and current generation’s dearth of civic knowledge
There’s no question a Romney presidency could spell the end of Roe v. Wade, President Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone. Romney has said he’d like to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that said abortion is legal. And if he wins in November, he might be able to tilt the balance of the court to make that possible…The court currently has four solid conservatives and four solid liberals, with Justice Anthony Kennedy — a Republican appointee — serving as the most common swing vote. If a President Romney could replace even one justice, especially a liberal, most observers believe there would be five reliable votes against abortion rights.”
What a day that I will forever remember!! I had the honor to dine at the Supreme Court and meet judges Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy in person.. I had a little chat with Justice Anthony Kennedy about the Tunisian constitution and the history of the American constitution... Chris Matthew also showed up and gave us a little presentation in front of Lincoln Memorial about the history of Washington DC...
Just got back from seeing Justice Anthony Kennedy deliver the Heritage Foundation's annual Joseph Story lecture. I love my internship
watch Justice Anthony Kennedy here live. Let's hope HC comes into the lecture.
Cool. Heritage is hosting Justice Anthony Kennedy at 5:30. You can watch live here. I'm guessing ObamaCare comes up!
Justice Anthony Kennedy — seen as a likely “swing vote” in the case — seemed skeptical of allowing cont'd >>>>>
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