On Criminal Justice, Kavanaugh Might Be More Centrist than Kennedy

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Statue at U.S. Supreme Court. Photo by Lorie Schaull via Flickr

Some commentators argue that Brett Kavanaugh will shift the Supreme Court to the right, based on metrics that show him more conservative than retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. But a close look at how Kennedy voted in more than a dozen cases reveals he was far from a “moderate” on criminal procedure—which suggests Kavanaugh might actually move the court towards the center on those issues, writes a former federal prosecutor . . .

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