Bloomberg Law
April 12, 2019, 2:25 PM

Former Justice Kennedy Says Democracy Slipping Away

Andrew M. Ballard
Andrew M. Ballard
Staff Correspondent

The rule of law, fundamental to freedom and democracy, is being chipped away, according to former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“Democracy is slipping away, in part by deliberate attack,” and Americans must acknowledge that it is under assault and work to restore the system that binds us, Kennedy said. He told an audience that the United States needs to lead the globe in keeping the law superior to the government and preserving the rights and equality of citizens under the system.

Kennedy made his comments at an April 11 award ceremony at Duke University in Durham, N.C., honoring the ...

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