Justice Kennedy retires, laying ground for Supreme Court shakeup

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, retired Wednesday, setting in movement a shakeup of the high court that might have far-reaching effects on problems like abortion and healthcare.Kennedy, a Reagan appointment, represented a crucial swing vote in recent years on controversial cases, consisting of Wednesday’s judgment impacting public union fees. His retirement makes sure…

US Abortion Rights: Why People Are Freaking Out Right Now

Pro-Choice advocates aim to block Pro-Life demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in Washington, U.S.A. on January 27, 2017. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty) Back in 1973, American women’s rights activists won a landmark reproductive rights triumph…