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Justice Kennedy Chose To Let Trump Pick His Replacement. That's His Legacy.

Justice Kennedy Chose To Let Trump Pick His Replacement. That's His Legacy.I am going to speak ill of Justice Kennedy.



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Trump Says Justice Kennedy Retired Because ‘He Felt Confident In Me'

Trump Says Justice Kennedy Retired Because ‘He Felt Confident In Me'President Donald Trump basked in the news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony



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Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement From The Supreme Court

Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement From The Supreme CourtSupreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down from the bench



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Kennedy cousin, Michael Skakel, wins retrial of 2002 murder conviction 

Kennedy cousin, Michael Skakel, wins retrial of 2002 murder conviction A court in Connecticut has ordered a retrial of the 2002 murder conviction of Michael Skakel, a cousin of Bobby Kennedy. The ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court is the latest chapter in the long-running legal battle centred on the murder of Martha Moxley in 1975 in Greenwich, a prosperous town just north of New York City. Miss Moxley was allegedly bludgeoned to death with a golf club by Skakel when she spurned his advances. At the time both were 15 years old. It took more than a quarter of a century for the case to be brought to court. The Kennedy link, Skakel was a nephew of Bobby Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, drew international attention to the trial. In 2002 Skakel was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. However, the conviction was overturned in 2013 and he was freed on $ 1.2 million bail. But that ruling was reversed by the Connecticut Supreme Court which reinstated the conviction. Martha Moxley Credit: AP In the latest hearing Hubert Santos, Skakel’s lawyer told the court that the prosecution had failed to present evidence of an alibi put forward by a witness, Denis Ossorio. Skakel maintained that he was several miles away from the scene of the murder, watching a Monty Python film. Justice Richard Palmer, one of the judges who voted in favour of a retrial, said the case had been prejudiced by the failure to present Mr Ossorio’s testimony. Miss Moxley's brother, John, said he was disappointed with the ruling and that it was too soon to say what the family would want next in the case. "I don't know what the next steps are. My mom is getting older. I just don't think she has the strength to go with this," said Mr Moxley, 59. He said he would not trade places with Skakel for anything. "He'll be in jail for the rest of his life," Moxley said. "He may not be physically in jail. He may be walking the streets, but he'll be in hell at some point." 



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Connecticut state court vacates Kennedy relative murder conviction

Connecticut state court vacates Kennedy relative murder convictionThe top court in the state of Connecticut on Friday vacated the murder conviction of a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy over the violent death of a 15-year-old girl and recommended a new trial, the latest twist in a decades-long legal battle. The written opinion reverses the court’s own decision in December 2016 which had reinstated the conviction of Michael Skakel, a nephew to the slain former attorney general through his widow Ethel. Martha Moxley was killed in 1975, her body found under a tree after a pre-Halloween party on the Skakel family’s Belle Haven estate.



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Court vacates Kennedy cousin Skakel's murder conviction

Court vacates Kennedy cousin Skakel's murder convictionHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in the 1975 bludgeoning death of a girl in wealthy Greenwich.



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Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick: A new film looks at the accident that ended a political dynasty

Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick: A new film looks at the accident that ended a political dynastyHow accurate is the new film "Chappaquiddick" in recounting the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne and the scandal surrounding Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1969?



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Rep. Joe Kennedy rips Trump, Republicans in Democratic State of the Union response

Rep. Joe Kennedy rips Trump, Republicans in Democratic State of the Union responseRep. Joseph Kennedy III slammed President Donald Trump for "targetting laws" that protect Americans on Tuesday night as he delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union address.



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Joe Kennedy III carries the Kennedy legacy into the fight against Trump

Joe Kennedy III carries the Kennedy legacy into the fight against TrumpRep. Joe Kennedy III, Bobby Kennedy's grandson, who will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union, has the burden of living up to his family's legacy without seeming to trade on it.



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Rep. Joe Kennedy To Bring Trans Soldier To Trump's State Of The Union

Rep. Joe Kennedy To Bring Trans Soldier To Trump's State Of The UnionRep. Joe Kennedy III is bringing a transgender soldier as his guest to Tuesday’s State of the Union address to protest the transgender military ban supported by the Trump administration.



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