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The courts current term is the first since conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement at the end of last years term in June 2018 NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court approaching the end of its current term is due to issue rulings in the coming days in major cases including the Trump administrations bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-cases/supreme-court-set-to-decide-major-census-electoral-maps-cases-idUSKCN1TO0D72019-06-24
The case was one of the courts first major tests in the abortion context following last years retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy who was pivotal in defending abortion rights NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sent a mixed message on abortion refusing to consider reinstating Indianas ban on abortions performed because of fetal disability or the sex or race of the fetus while upholding the states requirement that fetal remains be buried or cremated after the procedure is done http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-abortion/supreme-court-avoids-abortion-question-upholds-fetal-burial-measure-idUSKCN1SY1I52019-05-29
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily prevented a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from taking effect in a case that presents a key test on the contentious issue following last years retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy a pivotal supporter of abortion rights NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily prevented a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from taking effect in a case that presents a key test on the contentious issue following last years retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy a pivotal supporter of abortion rights http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-abortion/u-s-high-court-temporarily-blocks-louisiana-abortion-restrictions-idUSKCN1PQ5ZM2019-02-02





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Kavanaugh succeeds retired Justice Anthony Kennedy who was often the decisive swing vote on social issues PositiveWASHINGTON The Republicancontrolled U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court dismissing anger over accusations of sexual misconduct against him and delivering a major victory to President Donald Trump who has now locked in a conservative majority on the court http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/after-fight-that-split-u-s-kavanaugh-wins-place-on-supreme-court-idUSKCN1MG09Z2018-10-07
Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy who Kavanaugh is replacing will administer the judicial oath in a private ceremony NegativeWASHINGTON Brett Kavanaugh will be sworn in as a justice to U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday hours after he was confirmed by the Senate the court announced in a statement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-swearing/kavanaugh-to-be-sworn-in-as-u-s-supreme-court-justice-on-saturday-idUSKCN1MG0T82018-10-07
Trump who has himself faced accusations of sexual misconduct chose Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy who retired effective in July NegativeBy Lawrence Hurley Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/with-anger-and-tears-kavanaugh-denies-sex-assault-allegation-idUSKCN1M70CY2018-09-28
Kavanaugh who was named by Trump to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who retired in July has denied the allegations NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg voiced support for the movement on Wednesday in a striking statement on the eve of a highstakes U.S. Senate hearing into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Donald Trumps nominee to the court Brett Kavanaugh http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-ginsburg/supreme-courts-ginsburg-voices-support-for-metoo-on-eve-of-kavanaugh-hearing-idUSKCN1M63692018-09-27
Trump picked Kavanaugh 53 to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement in June NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stressed on Thursday that he believes the judiciary has broad authority to check the power of the White House but refused to criticize the man who selected him President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/supreme-court-nominee-steers-clear-of-trump-criticism-idUSKCN1LM1A02018-09-18
Trump picked Kavanaugh in July to replace retired conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy NeutralWASHINGTON A woman who has accused President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing set for next Monday raising questions about whether the highstakes public showdown will take place http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/uncertainty-swirls-around-crucial-hearing-on-trump-high-court-nominee-idUSKCN1LY2E42018-09-18
Trump picked Kavanaugh 53 to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement in June Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/supreme-court-nominee-steers-clear-of-trump-criticism-idUSKCN1LM1A02018-09-08
Pauls support could prove critical to the White Houses effort to secure the votes needed for Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy NegativeWASHINGTON A Republican senator who was publicly undecided over whether to back U.S. President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh threw his support behind the judge on Monday improving chances Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation despite a pitched battle by leading Democrats to block him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-paul/supreme-court-pick-wins-over-holdout-republican-meets-democrat-idUSKBN1KK1WK2018-09-07
Trump picked Kavanaugh 53 to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement on June 27 NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will face a marathon of hostile questioning by Democrats on Wednesday as his Senate confirmation hearing rolls into its second day http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/trumps-supreme-court-nominee-in-hot-seat-as-democrats-seek-answers-idUSKCN1LL14K2018-09-05
Trump picked Kavanaugh 53 to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement in June NeutralWASHINGTON Brett Kavanaugh President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee underscored the importance of judicial independence on Wednesday during the second day of his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing and called the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion an important legal precedent that has been reaffirmed over the years http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/trumps-supreme-court-nominee-emphasizes-judicial-independence-idUSKCN1LL14K2018-09-05
Trump nominated Kavanaugh to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9 PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats on Sunday criticized the Trump administration for refusing to release thousands of documents on Brett Kavanaugh ahead of this weeks upcoming Senate hearings on his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh/democrats-slam-white-house-for-withholding-documents-on-supreme-court-nominee-idUSKCN1LI0MH2018-09-03
In July McGahn was chosen to reprise that role overseeing Trumps selection of Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy NegativeWASHINGTON White House counsel Don McGahn whose time serving President Donald Trump has been marked by tension related to the investigation of Russian election interference is set to leave the job in the coming weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-mcgahn/in-latest-white-house-exit-trump-to-lose-counsel-mcgahn-idUSKCN1LE1TT2018-08-29
Pauls support could prove critical to the White Houses effort to secure the votes needed for Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy NegativeWASHINGTON A Republican senator who was publicly undecided over whether to back U.S. President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh threw his support behind the judge on Monday improving chances Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation despite a pitched battle by leading Democrats to block him http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-kavanaugh-paul/trump-supreme-court-nominee-picks-up-support-from-holdout-republican-idUSKBN1KK1WK2018-07-31
If Kavanaugh a conservative replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy on the top U.S. court he could tip the balance and help overturn the landmark Roe vs NeutralU.S. Democrats support for abortion rights years but for most it will be a low priority in the November midterm election compared with issues such as healthcare and the economy a opinion poll http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-abortion/democrats-support-for-abortion-grows-low-election-priority-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1KK2972018-07-31
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with three potential nominees to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy White House spokesman Raj Shah said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-contenders/trump-spoke-to-three-potential-supreme-court-nominees-on-tuesday-idUSKBN1JT2SR2018-07-04
Trump has said he will name a nominee on July 9 to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-lee/trump-speaks-with-three-more-possible-supreme-court-candidates-idUSKBN1JT2FX2018-07-04
NEW YORK From the moment Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court last week speculation has centered on whether his replacement would vote to overturn a womans right to abortion Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-abortion/top-supreme-court-candidates-views-on-abortion-under-scrutiny-idUSKBN1JT2BF2018-07-03
Trump told reporters at the White House that he will meet with two or three candidates to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced last week that he is retiring Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump/trump-meets-with-supreme-court-contenders-two-in-focus-idUSKBN1JS1WF2018-07-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has said that on July 9 he will name a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-factbox/factbox-appeals-court-judges-top-trumps-supreme-court-contenders-list-idUSKBN1JS22W2018-07-02
WASHINGTON Top White House attorney Don McGahn will oversee President Donald Trumps selection and confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy the White House said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump/white-house-attorney-mcgahn-to-lead-trumps-supreme-court-search-idUSKBN1JS1WF2018-07-02
In a hotly contested case before the U.S. Supreme Court three years ago Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the deciding vote to uphold the broad scope of race discrimination claims that can be brought under the Fair Housing Act Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-business/kennedys-departure-from-high-court-could-benefit-business-interests-idUSKBN1JS10N2018-07-02
NEW YORK The U.S. Supreme Court seat left open by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy is a powerful motivator for voters particularly Democrats in this falls midterm election fight for control of Congress according to a poll released on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-poll-exclusive/exclusive-vacant-supreme-court-seat-will-likely-influence-u-s-election-turnout-poll-shows-idUSKBN1JP3932018-06-30
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9 and that he has narrowed his list of candidates Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-trump/trump-narrows-supreme-court-list-to-name-nominee-july-9-idUSKBN1JP2H42018-06-30
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump may nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy before July 10 when Trump is scheduled to depart for a trip to Europe a White House official said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-trump/trump-may-nominate-supreme-court-pick-before-july-10-white-house-official-idUSKBN1JP2H42018-06-29
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will be advised by a small group of deeply conservative lawyers some inside the White House and at least one from outside on choosing a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy said several sources familiar with the process Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-advisers/conservative-lawyers-steer-trump-on-supreme-court-pick-idUSKBN1JO32P2018-06-29
If you represent plaintiffs in civil rights or social justice cases Justice Anthony Kennedys retirement announcement on Wednesday was a seismic event Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-kennedy/scotus-lawyers-for-business-clients-kennedy-exit-means-business-as-usual-for-now-idUSKBN1JO39E2018-06-29
Shortly after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday White House officials said Trump had an opportunity to shape U.S. justice for decades to come Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-agenda/in-supreme-court-pick-trump-can-push-conservative-social-agenda-idUSKBN1JO0782018-06-28
WASHINGTON Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said on Wednesday he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest U.S. judicial body giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to make the court more firmly conservative Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy/justice-kennedy-to-retire-trump-has-chance-to-reshape-supreme-court-idUSKBN1JN2OF2018-06-28
A federal appeals court judge in Washington was the early favorite among political bettors to succeed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement on Wednesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-bets/online-bettors-see-kavanaugh-as-likely-u-s-supreme-court-nominee-idUSKBN1JN3502018-06-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedys retirement announced on Wednesday could put some of his signature rulings in jeopardy including ones that expanded or preserved gay rights and abortion rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-cases/kennedys-departure-puts-abortion-gay-rights-in-play-at-high-court-idUSKBN1JN3AF2018-06-28
We have to pick one thats there for 40 years 45 he told a rally in Fargo North Dakota hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-president/trump-says-he-wants-supreme-court-nominee-who-will-serve-40-45-years-idUSKBN1JO02C2018-06-28
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was launching an immediate search for someone to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy whom he hailed as a spectacular man with great vision and heart Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-trump/trump-says-launches-search-to-replace-retiring-supreme-court-justice-kennedy-idUSKBN1JN2RF2018-06-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said President Donald Trumps eventual nomination to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be debated by the full Senate this fall Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-kennedy-senate/senate-to-debate-trump-high-court-nominee-in-fall-mcconnell-idUSKBN1JN2ST2018-06-28
The position of the courts frequent swing vote conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy was unclear as he said little during the arguments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-texas/u-s-supreme-court-divided-over-texas-electoral-district-fight-idUSKBN1HV2PM2018-04-24
Some members of the court including the oftenpivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy and Trumps appointee Neil Gorsuch appeared sympathetic to South Dakota Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-taxes/u-s-supreme-court-struggles-with-e-commerce-sales-tax-case-idUSKBN1HO0I02018-04-17
The impetus for South law came from one of the nine people who now hold its fate in their US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-court-taxes/south-dakota-urges-supreme-court-to-click-buy-on-internet-sales-tax-idUSKCN1GP1DI2018-03-13
Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy then asked him Why should there be any speech there at NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday debated the legality of a Minnesota law barring voters from wearing political apparel at polling places struggling to draw the line between protecting free speech and preventing voter intimidation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-voting/too-political-to-wear-supreme-court-debates-voter-apparel-law-idUSKCN1GC2J12018-03-01
The reason purging them is they want to protect the voter said Justice Anthony Kennedy a conservative who often casts the deciding vote in close decisions NeutralWASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were joined by liberal Stephen Breyer on Wednesday in signaling sympathy toward Ohioís policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people in a pivotal voting rights casehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-election/divided-supreme-court-may-allow-ohio-voter-purge-policy-idUSKBN1EZ0FK2018-01-10
WASHINGTON The US Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared sharply divided in the closely watched case of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a samesex couple with pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy voicing concerns about endorsing discrimination against gay people but also about antireligious bias NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared sharply divided in the closely watched case of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a samesex couple with pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy voicing concerns about endorsing discrimination against gay people but also about antireligious biashttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-baker/pivotal-justice-kennedy-poses-tough-questions-in-gay-wedding-case-idUSKBN1DZ0H72017-12-16
y consists of five conservatives and four liberals with conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy sometimes joining with the liberals on highprofile issues such as gay rights and abortion Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-court/trump-adds-five-conservatives-to-list-of-possible-supreme-court-picks-idUSKBN1DH2Q22017-12-16
3 the justices appeared closely divided with conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy likely to cast the deciding vote NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday added a second case to its docket on a contentious issue that could have major consequences for American elections agreeing to decide whether Democratic lawmakers in Maryland unlawfully drew a congressional district in a way that would prevent a Republican candidate from winninghttp://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-court-election/u-s-top-court-takes-up-republican-challenge-to-maryland-electoral-district-idUSKBN1E22SA2017-12-09
WASHINGTON The US Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple but also questioning whether a Colorado civil rights commission that ruled on the issue was biased against religion NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian bakerís refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple but also questioning whether a Colorado civil rights commission that ruled on the issue was biased against religionhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-court-baker/pivotal-justice-kennedy-poses-tough-questions-in-gay-wedding-case-idUSKBN1DZ0H72017-12-05
Alito questioned whether location information is more sensitive than bank records a sentiment that fellow conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to share NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital agehttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-court-mobilephones/u-s-high-court-justices-raise-privacy-worries-in-major-cellphone-case-idUSKBN1DT0LQ2017-11-29
The court currently consists of five conservatives and four liberals with conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy sometimes joining with the liberals on highprofile issues such as gay rights and abortion NeutralWASHINGTON In a move certain to please conservatives President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the righthttp://www.reuters.com/legal//www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-court/trump-adds-five-names-to-list-of-possible-supreme-court-nominees-idUSKBN1DH2Q2?feedType=RSS&feedName=newsOne2017-11-19
The four liberals were joined by conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy in siding with McWilliams in the ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer with the other four conservatives dissenting NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a convicted murderer held on Alabamaís death row for three decades who argued he was entitled to an expert independent from prosecutors to gauge his mental health and possibly help him avoid executionhttp://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-deathpenalty-idUSKBN19A21K2017-11-12










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The appointee would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy 81 who announced last month that he will retire this summer. NeutralUS President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-447750782018-07-10
Since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement questions have been raised over whether his replacement will overturn Roe v Wade. NegativeCould abortion in the US become http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-447136142018-07-08
President Trump has said he will reveal his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement from the US Supreme Court to the American public on Monday. NegativeOne of the names on Donald Trumps Supreme Court shortlist is a 46yearold appellate court judge former law professor and mother of seven http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446869892018-07-03
Womens reactions to news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retirement were immediate arguing whether or not this signals an end to legal abortion in the US. NegativeWomens reactions to news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retirement were immediate arguing whether or not this signals an end to legal abortion in the US. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446482172018-06-29
US President Donald Trump has said the search for a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will begin immediately NegativeUS President Donald Trump has said the search for a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will begin immediately http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446380922018-06-28