Tag Archives: Anthony Kennedy

GOP Sen. Dean Heller Claims SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Retire “Sometime Early This Summer”

Politico reports: Dean Heller knows he’s the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. But he thinks Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy might just help him hang on to his seat. “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke at that was obtained by ...

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LGBT Side Worried After Oral Arguments In Masterpiece

The Associated Press reports: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is suggesting skepticism of the arguments of a Colorado baker who defended his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple by citing the First Amendment’s free speech clause. During the first half of oral argument in the case Tuesday, the justices questioned Kristen K. Waggoner, an attorney for ...

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Conway Refuses To Say If Trump Knows Whether SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy Is Retiring [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Amid speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may announce his retirement, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway declined to say whether President Trump or the White House has heard from the justice about his plans. “I will never reveal a conversation between a sitting justice and the president or the White House,” Conway told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos ...

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Trump To Have “Highly Unusual” Dinner With SCOTUS

Law Newz reports: The White House announced Sunday that President Donald Trump will have dinner Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court. “That evening, the President will have dinner with the Justices of the Supreme Court, including his successfully confirmed nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch,” the announcement read. Judging by the wording, it seems like all nine are expected show up, though ...

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Retirement For SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy?

Last night Bloomberg published speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may be planning to retire at the end of the term. From the article: Kennedy, 80, has been the court’s primary pivot point since 2006, generally aligning with the four conservatives on campaign finance and voting rights and with the four liberals on gay rights. By selecting Kennedy’s successor, ...

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Justice Anthony Kennedy Compares Marriage Uproar To Flag Burning Ruling

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy yesterday compared to the right wing uproar to his Obergefell opinion to the public outcry which followed the court’s ruling that flag burning is a form of free speech.  Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was critical at first but changed over time. His remarks at ...

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A Prayer From Franklin Graham

Graham is tweeting a prayer about each justice this week. One per day.

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Maggie Gallagher: Dear Justice Kennedy

“Dear Justice Kennedy: Government cannot confer dignity on our relationships. My best friends, my adult children, my godchildren, my brothers and sisters, every single intimate relationship that I have and that gives meaning to my life, government has no role there. To imagine that a government stamp of approval is what creates value in human relationships, or gives dignity to ...

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NYT: Supreme Court Seems Deeply Divided

The New York Times weighs in: The justices appeared to clash over not only what is the right answer in the case but also over how to reach it. The questioning illuminated their conflicting views on history, tradition, biology, constitutional interpretation, the democratic process and the role of the courts in prodding social change. Justice Kennedy said he was concerned ...

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NOM: We’re Encouraged About Kennedy

“I am extremely encouraged by the questioning, especially from Justice Kennedy, because it focused on what marriage is. It shows that the justices realize that marriage has existed for millennia and they have no constitutional basis to redefine it. The entire spectacle of the same-sex marriage litigation has undermined confidence in the judicial system as activist federal judges around the ...

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Early Reports As Hearings Conclude

Johnson reports for the Washington Blade.

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Christian Blogger: I Love My Gay Moms But They Don’t Deserve To Be Married

Two weeks ago Christian blogger Katy Faust earned praise across Teabagistan for her open letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy in which she declared her opposition to same-sex marriage despite loving her lesbian mother and her mom’s partner. That letter followed her January collaboration with Robert Oscar Lopez in a SCOTUS brief which was widely reported upon by multiple anti-gay sites. ...

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter To SCOTUS: Our Marriage Ban Doesn’t Discriminate Because Gays Can Marry Opposite Sex

In a reply brief to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today declared that his state’s ban on same-sex marriage does not discriminate against gay people because they remain completely free to marry any person of the opposite sex. Respondents take offense at the notion that Idaho’s man-woman marriage definition does not discriminate on its face against ...

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NEVADA: Marriages Are Back On

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OREGON: Justice Anthony Kennedy Requests Stay Briefs From Both Sides

Via the Oregonian: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Wednesday that he wants more information before ruling on an attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon. Kennedy asked for briefs to be filed by 1 p.m. Monday from the parties in the two lawsuits that led to U.S. District Judge Michael McShane’s May ...

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