Former SCOTUS Judge Kennedy Warns of Dangers To Democracy

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy attended a luncheon held for high school civics students in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

By Kathleen Ronayne (AP) Sept. 28 — Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement created the vacancy that produced the no-holds-barred confirmation fight over Brett Kavanaugh, said Friday maintaining civil discourse is critical to democracy’s survival.

Kennedy never spoke directly about Kavanaugh, who was once his law clerk, or the bitter battle unfolding in Congress. But it was on the minds of his audience, a group of high school students and teachers who said civil discourse isn’t what they’re seeing in Washington.

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