After Kennedy’s retirement, are we entering ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ territory?
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, effective July 31. Given that Donald Trump gets to pick his replacement, and Mitch McConnell controls the Senate confirmation process, it seems all but certain that the next judge on America’s all-important bench will be a hardline conservative.
Kennedy, appointed by President Reagan, was something of a conservative jurist himself. He has voted with the court’s four other conservatives in every major decision of the Trump era thus far. But he was also the court’s so-called swing vote; his decisions saved Roe v. Wade in 1992 and instituted gay marriage as the law of the land in 2015. Read more…More about Supreme Court, Margaret Atwood, Handmaid S Tale, Culture, and Politics
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