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Senator Hassan Statement on the Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy:

“Any nominee for Supreme Court justice must be committed to protecting the rights of all Americans – including the reproductive rights of women – not just focused on protecting corporate special interests and the powerful few. I also continue to believe that Supreme Court nominees should have broad support from both parties and be able to clear a 60-vote threshold. A strong and independent judiciary that is above politics and willing to stop abuses of power is more important than ever, given that the current President regularly disregards established democratic norms and voices contempt for constitutional safeguards.”