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Justice Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court Justice Calls Constitution A 'Flawed Document'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy conceded Thursday that the Constitution is not meant to be interpreted in its original, literal state, the San F...

Justice Says Supreme Court Sees Too Many Disputes

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justice Anthony Kennedy criticized the ideological gridlock that leaves so many divisive issues to the Supreme C...

Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

Brand New Day

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

So much bile has been spewed for so long by those who predicted society's total collapse if gay folk were granted equality under the law -- our simple right to the pursuit of happiness.

The Supreme Court and Marriage Equality

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Justice Roberts has demonstrated that he understands that as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court he has a responsibility not just to his own ideological views, and interpretation of the constitution, but to the institution of the Court as well.

Justice Kennedy: Prop 8 Hurts Children Of Same-Sex Parents

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.26.2013 | San Francisco

During Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy--who is widely considered the swing vote...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Justices Talk Potential Puerto Rico-Born U.S. President

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer seemed to indicate Thursday they'd consider a U.S. citizen born in Puerto Rico...

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Kendall

For us, marriage equality cases aren't a matter of politics or ideology; they are a fight for the true meaning of one of America's most sacred constitutional rights.

A Gay Dad's Invitation To A Supreme Court Justice: Come To Dinner With My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The future of our family rests in your hands. You have the power to make it devastatingly difficult. You can make it confusing and convoluted. Or you can do the right thing. Please, Justice Kennedy, please, please, do the right thing.

How Will Justice Kennedy Choose to Be Remembered?

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 02.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

In the months leading up to the Supreme Court's decision last week to hear two same-sex marriage cases, the centrist Kennedy is widely viewed as holding the coveted fifth vote that will break the tie between the Court's conservative and liberal wings.

WATCH: Could This Supreme Court Justice Become A Gay Icon?

The Huffington Post | Brooke Sopelsa and Mike Sacks | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court is poised to take up a same-sex marriage case this term, and they have plenty to choose from, most being cases that deal with the co...

Citizens United and the Rise of Secret Campaign Cash

ProPublica | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
ProPublica

Actions -- and inaction -- by both the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service have contributed just as much to the flood of tens of millions of dollars of secret money into the 2012 campaign.

Has Obama Snookered SCOTUS Into Declaring the Right Wing Agenda Unconstitutional?

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Could it be that the radical right has been "too-clever-by-half," and that President Obama has snookered the conservative Justices to destroy the very ideology they were sent to the Court to champion?

Obama's Odds of Winning the Health Care Ruling: 37%

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

It is both customary and folly for Supreme Court watchers to predict outcomes of Supreme Court cases based on oral argument. So let me engage in the customary folly.

Cry the Beloved Country: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Obamacare Alone

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.

The Future of Affirmative Action: Justice Kennedy Is the Key

Stephen Menendian | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

It seems likely that the Court in Fisher, in a 5-3 decision (since Kagan will not have a vote), will strike down the use of race in admissions currently employed by the University of Texas for failing the narrowly tailoring requirement.

Why the Proposition 8 Ruling Has a Good Chance of Being Affirmed by the Supreme Court

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

If the Supreme Court issues an opinion following the appellate court's reasoning, it might have a limited impact on same-sex marriage bans in other states. But it is precisely this that significantly improves the chances of it being affirmed by the Supreme Court.

Supremes Will Uphold Obamacare to Keep Insurance Market from Collapsing

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Moderate conservative Anthony Kennedy will, I'm confident, recognize that without the law, the free-market system of health insurance, so highly valued by conservatives, will implode, sooner rather than later.

Justice Anthony Kennedy's Influence On Supreme Court Likely To Grow

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases...

Incorporating Guns?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The calculus changed for the Second Amendment in 2008, when the Supreme Court, for the first time in history, ruled that the amendment protected an individual right of civilians to own handguns.

Scowling Justice, Smiling Justice

Jeff Shesol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Shesol

What should really concern us is not the words justices mutter under their breath but the words they commit to paper.

Justice Kennedy: I Never Asked High School Paper To Approve Story About Me

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an interview Tuesday, Justice Kennedy said he never asked to clear the copy before publication. He said the request came from a new employee who mi...

Justice Kennedy Asks High School Paper To "Tidy Up" His Quotes

New York Times | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It turns out that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, widely regarded as one of the court's most vigilant defenders of First Amendment values, had provided th...

Taking A Lost Case to the Supreme Court-- Three Times?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

It is outrageously wrong that Altria/R.J. Reynolds tobacco could, because of its immense wealth and deep pockets, delay and abuse the Supreme Court system.

Artificial Dissemination

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Reading The Kingmakers evokes feelings not dissimilar to watching Mike Gravel during debates: you sympathize with him, but can't help concluding that he's a few bricks short of a load.