Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement effective July 31st Justice Kennedy’s greatest judicial Legacy was his championship of gay rights Liberty gives substantial protection to adult person he wrote Every major gay-rights decision including one called a burger fill which established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and it will be what he’s most remembered for justice Kennedy was a moderate conservative voted more often with the Court’s conservative Wing was the author of citizens united which Amplified the role of money in politics cast of vote with supreme justice majority in Bush V Gore in 2000 which handed the presidency to President George W bush in District of Columbia against teller which revolutionized 2nd Amendment law and established a personal right to keep and bear arms he was off and prepared to cut back on the death penalty weather and involve people with intellectual disabilities who committed crimes when they were younger than 18 or people who committed Crimes of the murder he joined the controlling opinion in a 1992 decision Planned Parenthood against Casey which reestablished and saved he weighed the decision that guarantees a constitutional right to abortion and in recent years he has joined the Court’s liberals in cases on affirmative action in abortion and those cases in which Justice join the courts for more liberal members are almost certainly at risk if president Trump appoints a conservative to the courtThe Times’s Supreme Court correspondent, Adam Liptak, looks at many of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s most consequential votes.
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