Jeffrey Segal, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, Stony Brook University and Supreme Court expert is available to talk about the recently announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

With Justice Anthony M. Kennedy retiring this summer, what does that mean to the Supreme Court going forward? According to Professor Jeffrey Segal, “Justice Kennedy was the swing justice on the Court. The Court would almost always vote the way Kennedy voted. If he voted liberally, Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayor, and Ginsburg would usually join him. If he voted conservatively, Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Roberts, would usually join him. Also, Kennedy came to the Court after a Democratic Senate rejected Robert Bork for the seat. Constitutional history would be very different if the Senate had confirmed Bork. Going forward, issues likely to be reversed with Kennedy gone include same sex marriage, affirmative action, and abortion.”  

To schedule an interview with Professor Segal, contact Joan Behan-Duncan at 631 632-4965. Professor Segal is available for interview by phone, Skype or live via the VideoLink Studio located on the Stony Brook University campus.