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Justice Anthony Kennedy And SCOTUS Decisions Of 2018

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Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, we’re talking about what happened in the Supreme Court this term. There are a lot of decisions to discuss. And of course, Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. So, what does it all mean?

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Monday, we’re talking about what happened in the Supreme Court this term. A lot, it turns out: rulings on unions, the travel ban, gerrymandering … wedding cakes. And if that wasn’t enough, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has occupied a middle ground as the Court’s swing vote, has announced he’s retiring. So, what exactly does that mean? Legal scholars and court observers Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones are back with us to break it all down.

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  • RonNell Andersen Jones is a Professor in the College of Law at the University of Utah. She teaches and writes about the intersection between the media and the courts, with a particular focus on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jones clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Amy Wildermuth is Dean of the School of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, and an adjunct law professor at the University of Utah. Her expertise is in U.S. Supreme Court practice and administrative law. Wildermuth clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court.
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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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