CRS report via FAS: Justice Anthony Kennedy: His Jurisprudence and the Future of the Court, Andrew Nolan, Section Research Manager; Kevin M. Lewis, Legislative Attorney; Valerie C. Brannon, Legislative Attorney. July 11, 2018.
“On June 27, 2018, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced that, effective July 31, 2018, he would retire from active service as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. His decisive role on the Court, particularly since the Roberts Court era began in 2005, cannot be overstated. The Roberts Court era has witnessed the Court issue a number of landmark rulings, many of which have involved matters where the sitting Justices were closely divided. Justice Kennedy typically voted with the majority of the Court in such cases. Since the October 2005 term that marked the beginning of the Roberts Court, Justice Kennedy voted for the winning side in a case more often than any of his colleagues in 9 out of 12 terms..”