#TIA – More than you may want to know about Roe vs. Wade without Kennedy.
“Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement has spurred a raft of questions about how key legal precedents could shift under the tenure of a likely more conservative replacement — and chief among these is the fate of Roe v. Wade.
The landmark 1973 case that guaranteed women’s legal right to an abortion has been on conservatives’ target list for some time, and although Kennedy was appointed by a Republican president, he frequently sided with the liberal wing of the court and acted as a swing vote on cases preserving abortion rights.
In 1992, Kennedy was the deciding vote in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the decision widely considered to “save” Roe v. Wade. More recently, he also voted with the majority against regulations designed to shut Texas abortion clinics down.”
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