New justice, new term

courtkavanaughIt’s been a strange few months, with the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the contentious confirmation of his replacement, Justice Brett Kavanaugh dominating what is usually a quiet couple of months for all-things court-related. As the picture above shows, even though Kavanaugh is on the court and the justices are returning to something like business as usual, the scars remain.

As we reported around the time of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, the justices talk a lot about how friendly they are with each other, but contentious confirmations and divisive cases can certainly put a strain on those relationships.

 

 

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Lawrence Hurley

Reporter based in Washington