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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. (December 10, 2009) Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Justice Anthony Kennedy occupied the the U.S. Supreme Court’s ideological center for 12 years. With Kennedy’s retirement, who might become the new “center” or “swing” vote?

Kennedy was the decisive vote in a few, but major victories for the court’s liberal wing each term—although not the term that just ended. He became the lone center figure after the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006, but he never swung to the left as often as she did. Kennedy despised the “swing” term.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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