Nomination of Anthony M.
Kennedy To Be an Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of the
President Reagan announced today that he would nominate Judge Anthony M. Kennedy to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The President believes that Judge Kennedy's distinguished legal career, which includes over a decade of service as a Federal appellate judge, makes him eminently qualified to sit on our nation's highest court.
Kennedy, who is 51 years old, was born in
1961 to 1963, Judge Kennedy was an associate at the firm of Thelen,
Marrin, Johnson &
In 1975 President Ford appointed Judge Kennedy to sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he now ranks among the most senior active judges on the bench. Judge Kennedy has participated in over 1,400 decisions and authored over 400 opinions, earning a reputation for fairness, openmindedness, and scholarship. He has been an active participant in matters of judicial administration. Judge Kennedy has earned the respect of colleagues of all political persuasions.
Kennedy and his wife Mary reside in his hometown of
Kennedy represents the best traditions of