Kennedy and Gay Marriage

A short but useful piece highlighting Kennedy’s role as swing justice on the court, his recent ruling in the Obergefell v Hodges case, and his history of voting on gay rights in the USA. A useful piece for students considering the ideology of justices and whether they can be relied upon to always vote one way. Also important as it references that he was a Reagan appointee and supposed to be more conservative than perhaps he has turned out, showing that justices do not always vote how a president hopes they might, especially important as they are likely to outlive them, politically at least.