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Professor, Harvard @Kennedy_School | Political scientist | JD/PhD | Author, The Judicial Tug of War | she/her
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Jun 27, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
For those new to #SCOTUS politics, #Kennedy is the median Justice -- his retirement, and replacement w/a more conservative Justice, would shift the Court's median substantially right. This would have been the difference on a number of 5-4 cases in which AMK voted w/the liberals. Hugely important. More impactful than replacing Scalia with Gorsuch, though not as impactful as it would have been to replace Scalia with Garland. Ramifications of this will last at least a generation.
Jun 27, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Probably the best news of the day, pending outcome of #MEXSWE match All right. Terrible outcome in #MEXSWE, even though #MEX advance. So Kennedy not retiring still probably best news of the day, with the exception of #GERKOR.