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Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, before a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation.

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Former Md. AGs recall Kennedy as open-minded, caring

In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in San Diego. Kennedy has emerged as a powerful new ally for prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was not only at the center of an ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court but was often its heart, with questions from the bench addressing the human toll of the issues before, former Maryland attorneys general said in recalling their arguments in front of the justices.

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Health care law survives with Roberts’ help

WASHINGTON — In a momentous ruling touching virtually every American, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul Thursday with the unlikely help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. But the decision also gave Republicans unexpected ...

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