The Annotated Bobblehead Justice Anthony Kennedy

"Roe's essential holding, the holding we reaffirm, has three parts. First is a recognition of the right of the woman to choose to have an abortion before viability and to obtain it without undue interference from the State. ...Second is a confirmation of the State's power to restrict abortions after fetal viability, if the law contains exceptions for pregnancies which endanger the woman's life or health. And third is the principle that the State has legitimate interests from the outset of the pregnancy in protecting the health of the woman and the life of the fetus that may become a child. These principles do not contradict one another; and we adhere to each." Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992); see also Lee v. Weisman, 505 U.S. 577 (1992).
"While the line between measures that remedy or prevent unconstitutional actions and measures that make a substantive change in the governing law is not easy to discern, and Congress must have wide latitude in determining where it lies, the distinction exists and must be observed. There must be a congruence and proportionality between the injury to be prevented or remedied and the means adopted to that end." City of Boerne v. Flores, 521 U.S. 507 (1997).
He isn't a footnote fan, but his dislike is no hobgoblin. Thus, rarely, his opinions include an asterisk. McConnell v. FEC, 540 U.S. 93 (2003); Denver Area E.T.C. v. FCC, 518 U.S. 727 (1996). For more on this subject, and the validity of a state tax affecting cargo containers used in international trade under the Commerce, Import-Export, and Supremacy Clauses, see the packaging for this figurine. Itel Containers v. Huddleston, 507 U.S. 60 (1993).
On original jurisdiction, state versus federal sovereignty over submerged lands, and the nature and significance of juridical bays, as well as an appreciation of the beauty of Glacier Bay National Park, see Alaska v. United States, 545 U.S. 75 (2005).

Anthony Kennedy, 1988-

Anthony Kennedy was born in 1936 in Sacramento, California. His father was a lawyer and his mother a secretary in the California State Senate. Kennedy became close to Earl Warren, then Governor of California, when he paged for the State Senate from his fourth through his eighth grade year. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1958 and cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1961. After practicing privately in Sacramento, teaching constitutional law at McGeorge School of Law, and helping Governor Ronald Reagan draft a plan to cut taxes and spending in California, Kennedy was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1974 by President Gerald Ford. In 1988, as President Reagan's nominee for the seat vacated by Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., he was unanimously confirmed to the Supreme Court after the failed nominations of Robert Bork and Douglas Ginsburg.

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