Washington Post: Democrats hope Kennedy’s retirement will make the courts a galvanizing issue for their voters

 

Democrats for years notched wins at the Supreme Court that secured legal protections on abortion, health care and gay rights — victories that party officials say created a sense of complacency among their voters around the importance of the federal judiciary.

…Nearly three weeks before Kennedy said he would retire, the newly formed group Demand Justice held a pair of focus groups in this Ohio capital composed of engaged Democratic voters to test their views toward the courts.

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