Justice Kennedy Signals A More Globally Minded High Court

By Jimmy Hoover (September 23, 2016, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn't pay attention to critics who think the Supreme Court should disregard the jurisprudence of foreign countries when deciding cases, suggesting Friday that the increasing "convergence" of international law is a positive thing for the nation's top bench.

The 80-year-old jurist said during a discussion in Washington, D.C., hosted, fittingly enough, by the International Bar Association that looking at the laws in other countries can be informative for cases before the Supreme Court, rejecting a premise often peddled by his late originalist colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia, that one of the only appropriate times to do so is...

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