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Human101948

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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 05:04 AM Jun 2016

Thank you Justice Scalia! [View all]

The Right­Wing Supreme Court That Wasn’t

By ADAM LIPTAK JUNE 28, 2016
WASHINGTON — Conservatives thought this Supreme Court term would be
different.
Still reeling from losses last year in major cases on health care and same­sex
marriage, they welcomed a new docket in October studded with cases that seemed
poised to move the law to the right.
But then came two unexpected turns of events. Justice Antonin Scalia, the
longest­serving member of the court’s five­justice conservative wing, died. And
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy veered left in two of the term’s biggest cases, joining
the court’s liberals in significant decisions favoring affirmative action and abortion
rights.

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