Justice Anthony Kennedy: Key Vote on the Supreme Court

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167x120 image for tp120613justice_anthony_kennBefore the end of this month, the US Supreme Court will decide if President Obama's healthcare reform violates the Constitution. Will liberals and conservatives split four-to-four and let Justice Anthony Kennedy make the call?  Will public opinion, the court's role in politics and their own legacies influence how the justices make up their minds? Leaving issues like states' rights and the Commerce Clause until the decision comes down, we look at the justices themselves, their concerns about the law and their legacies and the Court's role in American politics.

Credits

Guests:
David Savage - Los Angeles Times - @davidgsavage, Massimo Calabresi - Time, Jill Lepore - Harvard University / New Yorker magazine - @NewYorker, Kevin Russell - Goldstein and Russell, Sanford Levinson - University of Texas Law School

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Andrea Brody