Born today was Anthony Kennedy,
The swing vote on our highest court.
For some a paean, for others a threnody,
A middle of the road, and a fence-straddling sort.*
*Whether the issue is abortion, race or gay rights, Kennedy is the man in the middle on the Supreme Court, more often bridging the gap between the political right and left than any other justice. It's not a role he seeks out; it's just where he winds up." [Richard Wolf, USA Today]