Sacramento Born Anthony Kennedy to Retire
Washington, D.C. – Justice Anthony Kennedy today advised his colleagues that he is submitting to the President a formal notification of his decision, effective July 31 of this year, to cease active status as an Associate Justice and to assume senior status.
He said: “It has been the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those years on the Supreme Court.” He added that while his family was willing for him to continue to serve, his decision to step aside was based on his deep desire to spend more time with them. He said, too, that admiration for his colleagues on the Court means that he will retain warm ties with each of them in the years to come.
Justice Kennedy was nominated by President Reagan and took his oath of office on February 18, 1988. (Supreme Court of The United States, 2018)
Supreme Court of The United States. (2018, June 27). Justice Kennedy Retirement Announcement [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_06-27-18
The Supreme Court website lists the following:
Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice, was born in Sacramento, California, July 23, 1936. He married Mary Davis and has three children. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and the London School of Economics, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1961–1963, as well as in Sacramento, California from 1963–1975.