In a June 27th op-ed published by CNN.com, Dean and Professor Vikram David Amar and his co-author Akhil Reed Amar (Yale Law School) analyzed Justice Kennedy's concurring opinion in Trump v. Hawaii, one of the most contentious recent cases to be decided by the Supreme Court.
"By joining Roberts' opinion, Kennedy kept his eye on the ball: the executive order itself, which regulates entry into the United States by nationals of several Middle Eastern and African countries, rather than the President's various inflammatory tweets about Muslims. (More on that later.)
"As important as his swing vote was, Kennedy's words in concurrence are also noteworthy. In classic Kennedy fashion, he called for civility and mutual respect in an increasingly polarized country and world."
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