Justice Anthony Kennedy has just announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. Everyone is talking about who will be his replacement.
Much is at stake. For the liberals, it could spell the end to a precarious situation by which Kennedy’s swing vote has brought them major victories and some small defeats. For the conservatives, his replacement could lock in a majority that would assure victories for many years to come.
That is why the decision must be well made. Conservatives should never forget that it was Republican-nominated judges like Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O’Connor that facilitated the defeat of major cases

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