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Anthony Kennedy

Feb 3, 2022

High court conservatives target O’Connor, Kennedy opinions

For years, the Supreme Court moved to the left or right only as far as Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy allowed. They held pivotal votes on a court closely divided between liberals and conservatives. Now, though, a more conservative court that includes two men who once worked for Kennedy at the high court is taking direct aim at major opinions written by the two justices, now retir[...]

Jul 2, 2018

Trump interviews 4 for Supreme Court, 2-3 more to go

President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices on Monday and planned to speak with a few more, as he powered forward with a speedy selection process to fill the fresh vacancy on the court.

Jun 27, 2018

Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd US Supreme Court pick

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

Dec 5, 2017

Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court (UPDATE)

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a highly anticipated case involving a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Aug 11, 2015

Justice Kennedy provides hope to solitary confinement foes

Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Feb 25, 2015

Justices signal support for investors in 401(k) lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to make it easier for participants in employee retirement plans to challenge companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

Jan 12, 2015

Justices appear to favor small church in sign law case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to side with a small church in its fight with a Phoenix suburb over limits on roadside signs directing people to Sunday services.

Jun 20, 2014

The more you know

A new study reported on NPR reveals that male judges tend to embrace feminism more often if they have daughters. Shocking, right?

Jun 19, 2014

High court false advertising case rejects preemption defense

The legal food fight between a fruit juice manufacturer and soft drink conglomerate Coca-Cola Co. will continue in federal court now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a false advertising claim was not precluded by federal law.

Jun 16, 2014

US high court rules on ‘straw purchaser’ law 


A divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.

Jun 12, 2014

US Supreme Court ruling could spur new legislation

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that preemption language in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act aimed at overriding state statutes of limitation does not extend to statutes of repose.

May 13, 2014

Affirmative action ruling adds new twist to same-sex marriage challenges

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a state law barring the consideration of race in public university admission decisions is having an immediate effect on a set of closely watched appeals involving an entirely different issue: the constitutionality of state same-sex marriage bans.

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