Celebs Still Melting Down Over Anthony Kennedy Retirement

Celebs Still Melting Down Over Anthony Kennedy Retirement
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After Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, celebrities immediately voiced their strong opinions on Twitter.

The Wrap reports:

United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, opening up a second nominee to the high court for Donald Trump. If and when Trump nominates, and the Senate confirms, another conservative justice to the court, it’ll have far-reaching affects on the country for years to come.

Kennedy often served as the swing vote on the court between conservative and liberal rulings. He was probably most notable for authoring the court’s 2015 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5-4 ruling that the fundamental right to marriage is guaranteed to same-sex couples.

But with Kennedy announcing his retirement, many fear Trump’s next conservative appointee will tend to vote in favor of the government and against rights for citizens. Judging from a groundswell of reaction on Twitter, many fear that a conservative court will overturn rulings like Obergefell v. Hodges and Roe v. Wade, which struck down laws criminalizing abortion as unconstitutional.

 

 Source: American Update

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