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Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Monday ruled that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for contraception.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

June 30 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled partial public employees cannot be required to contribute union dues, less of a blow to public unions than labor groups feared.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court strikes down Mass. buffer zones around abortion clinics

Supreme Court strikes down Mass. buffer zones around abortion clinics

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --A Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics violates the free speech rights of protesters, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) --The Supreme Court made it harder for people to hide their purchase of a gun, ruling it illegal for a legal gun owner to buy a firearm on behalf of someone else.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling Thursday, said Pom Wonderful can sue Coca-Cola, charging the soft drink giant is misleading consumers of a juice drink.
Frances Burns
Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Monday that children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration status is still pending have to go to the back of the line.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop gay marriage in Oregon

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop gay marriage in Oregon

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a conservative group's move to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon in a brief order Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --Justice Anthony Kennedy called intellectual disability "a condition, not a number," as the Supreme Court struck down a 70 IQ as the cut off for executions.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court cleared the path for religious prayers given during government activity, so long as the government was not seen as coercing participation.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a voter-approved Michigan law banning affirmative action in college admissions, overturning a lower court decision.
Gabrielle Levy
Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case battle lines drawn on Obamacare outline

Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case battle lines drawn on Obamacare outline

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Both sides saw victory written within the oral arguments of the cases dealing with the so-called contraceptive mandate before the Supreme Court.
Gabrielle Levy

Supreme Court rules for whistleblowers in challenge to Sarbanes-Oxley

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Whistleblowers at privately held companies are protected from firing if their employers contract with public companies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Climate change fight in the balance

Climate change fight in the balance

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on your point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Citizens United rolls, SEC rule drifts

Citizens United rolls, SEC rule drifts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A petition that would undo some of the effects of Citizens United vs. FEC has languished without action at the Securities and Exchange Commission for more than two years, while the same narrow U.S. Supreme Court majority that produced Citizens United appears ready to loosen campaign finance rules even further.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Deciding how government prays

Deciding how government prays

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Nothing is closer to the hearts of people in the United States than local politics and prayer, usually Christian prayer. The U.S. Supreme Court may be about to rule on how closely the two can be combined.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
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Anthony Kennedy is seen after the Supreme Court Justices of the United States posed for their official "family" group photo and then allowed members of the media to take photos afterward on September 29, 2009, at the Supreme Court in Washington. UPI/Gary Fabiano/POOL
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Anthony McLeod Kennedy (born July 23, 1936) is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, having been appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, Kennedy has often been the swing vote on many of the Court's politically charged 5–4 decisions. Conservatives have felt betrayed by some of his decisions, but other observers say he reaches conservative results more often than not.

Kennedy was born and raised in Sacramento, California, the son of Anthony J. Kennedy, an attorney with a reputation for influence in the California legislature, and Gladys McLeod, who participated in many local civic activities. As a boy, Kennedy came into contact with prominent politicians of the day, such as California Governor and later U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren. He served as a page in the California State Senate as a young man. He is not a member of the Kennedy political family.

Kennedy graduated from C. K. McClatchy High School in 1954. He was an undergraduate student at Stanford University from 1954–58, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, after spending his senior year at the London School of Economics. He earned an LL.B from Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude in 1961.

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