Anthony Kennedy Biography
Anthony Kennedy is an American lawyer and jurist. He is currently retired, Kennedy served as the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1988 til his retirement in 2018. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan and was later sworn in on February 18, 1988.
Anthony Kennedy Age
Anthony was born on July 23rd, 1936 in Sacramento, California.
Anthony Kennedy Height
Anthony stands at a height of 6 feet.
Anthony Kennedy Family
Anthony was born to Anthony J. Kennedy and Gladys McLeod. His father was an attorney with a desire for influence in the California State Legislature.
Anthony Kennedy Wife
Anthony is married to Mary Jeanne Davis, the two have three children together, Justin, Gregory, and Kristin.
From 1997 through 2009, Justin Kennedy worked for Goldman Sachs and later Deutsche Bank, where he rose to the position of global head of real estate capital markets. He assisted Donald Trump in obtaining a $640 million loan for a Chicago real estate project while at Deutsche Bank. Gregory was a member of the Stanford Federalist Society and served as its president. In the 1990s, he worked as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, then at UBS, and since October 2016, he has been the chief operating officer of Disruptive Technology Advisers, which works with Dropbox, 23andMe, and Peter Thiel’s Palantir Technologies.
Anthony Kennedy Education
Anthony studied at Stanford University where he got interested in constitutional law. Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stanford in 1958, after spending his senior year at the London School of Economics. Kennedy then went on to Harvard Law School, where he earned a Bachelor of Laws with honors in 1961.
Anthony Kennedy Career
From 1961 to 1963, Kennedy worked as a private attorney in San Francisco. Following his father’s death in 1963, he assumed control of his father’s Sacramento practice, which he ran until 1975. He taught constitutional law at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law from 1965 to 1988. Kennedy assisted California Governor Ronald Reagan in drafting a state tax proposal during his stint as a law professor and attorney in California.
Kennedy was a private first class in the California Army National Guard from 1961 to 1962. From 1987 to 1988, he served on the board of the Federal Judicial Center. From 1979 to 1987, he was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States’ Advisory Panel on Financial Disclosure Reports and Judicial Activities, and from 1979 to 1990, he was a member of the Committee on Pacific Territories, which he led from 1982 to 1990.
He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 11, 1987, to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Lewis F. Powell Jr., who announced his retirement in late June. Reagan nominated Robert Bork in July, but he was rejected by the Senate on October 23 with a vote of 42 to 58.
On November 7, President Ronald Reagan’s next nominee, Douglas Ginsburg, withdrew his name from consideration after admitting to marijuana use, and Senate Judiciary Committee member Patrick Leahy said that if Reagan’s next nominee was unacceptable to Senate Democrats, they would refuse to hold hearings for any candidate until after the 1988 presidential election.
Despite being nominated by a Republican president, Kennedy was difficult to categorize ideologically; he had a reputation anthony kennedy judicial philosophy for considering cases on their own merits rather than judging them based on a fixed ideology. Several former Supreme Court clerks told Vanity Fair that they believe Kennedy was often affected by his clerks’ opinions, particularly his decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
“The notion is that he can’t think for himself, and that he can be influenced by someone in his second year of law school,” one clerk mocked. This belief drove the Federalist Society to recruit more conservative clerks for Kennedy, assuming that this would make him more conservative.
Anthony Kennedy Retirement
Anthony served on the United States Supreme Court as an associate judge from 1988 until his retirement in 2018. He was the swing vote on many of the Roberts Court’s 5–4 decisions when Sandra Day O’Connor retired in 2006.
Anthony Kennedy Judicial Philosophy
Kennedy’s jurisprudence was frequently centered on his interpretation of individual constitutional rights. His majority judgments in Boumediene v. Bush, in which he ruled that Guantanamo Bay detainees have a right to habeas corpus, and Romer v. Bush, in which he ruled that Guantanamo Bay detainees have a right to habeas corpus, are two examples.
Anthony Kennedy Net worth
Anthony has an estimated net worth of $600,000 dollars