Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Kennedy key to gay marriage
Any number of analyses show Kennedy voting in the majority in more than 90 percent of cases, more than any other justice. He votes mostly with the conservative bloc. Frequently, he is the pivot around which the four other conservative justices swing, often writing the majority opinion in 5-4 decisions.
Kennedy, 72, is a Roman Catholic, like all the other conservative justices on the high court.
UPI • Aug 16, 2010