In Johannesburg, Obama gave what some commentators consider his most important speech since he vacated the Oval Office.
The private letter, sent more than a year ago, may have had changed Mr. Kelly’s mind for a time.
President Donald Trump announced he is nominating D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, using a prime-time television address on Monday that will kick off a contentious battle in Washington over the replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy and the future of the court.
Another Supreme Court nominee by President Trump could tilt the balance against the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
The Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case was correct, but the Trump travel ban showed even more bigotry toward religious belief.