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Justice Kennedy was the swing vote on a number of landmark Supreme Court cases protecting the environment, LGBT rights, and women's rights among many others. Here are the most notable 5-4 decisions #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v Casey reaffirmed Roe V Wade's core holding that the Constitution protects a woman's right to make fundamental decisions about her own health care #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
Whole Woman's Health v Hellerstedt struck down a restrictive anti-choice law in TX bc it put an undue burden on women's access to reproductive health care services #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
Obergefell v Hodges held that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry 🌈🏳️‍🌈
US v Windsor struck down Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, making clear that DOMA "violated basic due process and equal protection principles" by extending certain benefits to opposite-sex married couples but denying those benefits to same-sex married couples
Massachusetts v EPA held that greenhouse gas emissions are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act and that EPA must regulate those emissions under the Clean Air Act unless it could provide a scientific basis for its refusal to do so (yay clean air!) #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
Roper v Simmons held that imposing the death penalty on minors violates the Constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
Miller v Alabama held that the Eighth Amendment forbids mandatory sentences of life w/o the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
Fisher v University of Texas at Austin held that the University of Texas' admissions program - which considered race as one of many factors - was lawful under the Equal Protection Clause bc it furthered the school's compelling interests #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS

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