Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is still the key vote on the Supreme Court, and today batted 2 for 3!
He was part of the majority on the Arizona immigration law, with three out of four of the provisions of that law overturned, but still allowing police officers to check the status of people they stop for any violations.
He was also on the majority side on a case that gave juvenile murderers the possibility of parole from a life sentence.
He was on the wrong side of a Montana case designed to reverse the Citizens United case, a tragic development!
But two out of three is quite good, and there is still hope that he may be in the majority, maybe along with Chief Justice John Roberts, on the Obama Health Care law, when the Supreme Court announces its decision on Thursday, June 28.
The fact that Chief Justice Roberts joined Kennedy in the majority in the immigration case, with Justice Elena Kagan recusing herself because she had been Solicitor General during the time of the passage of the Arizona law, was encouraging to make people believe he might join Kennedy in the majority on the health care legislation. We shall see in three days!
So far, quite good!