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Young Anthony Kennedy enjoyed following his father on his business rounds and developed an early taste for the world of government and public service. After graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1961, he served for a year with the California Army National Guard.After school hours, he served as a page boy for the California State Senate. He accepted a job with a law firm in San Francisco, but when his father died unexpectedly in 1963, Kennedy returned to Sacramento to take charge of his father’s firm.As a Justice of the Supreme Court, he has resolutely evaluated every case on its merits, without attempting to promote an overriding political viewpoint or philosophy.Even those who disagree with his findings are compelled to admire his carefully drafted opinions.
The Justices of the United States Supreme Court sit for a class picture in September 2009. He has generally shared Rehnquist’s conservativism on criminal law issues, voting to uphold the constitutionality of workplace drug-testing for railroad workers after accidents, and for employees of the U. Kennedy wrote the Court’s opinion invalidating a provision in the Colorado Constitution denying homosexuals the right to bring local discrimination claims.In 2003, he wrote the majority opinion in Lawrence v.Texas, invalidating the criminal prohibitions against homosexual activity between consenting adults.What It Takes is an audio podcast on i Tunes produced by the American Academy of Achievement featuring intimate, revealing conversations with influential leaders in the diverse fields of endeavor: music, science and exploration, sports, film, technology, literature, the military and social justice. Kennedy’s nomination to the Supreme Court while Kennedy’s family watches, November 1, 1987.Anthony Mc Leod Kennedy was born and raised in Sacramento, California. Kennedy, a former dock worker from San Francisco, had worked his way through law school and built a substantial practice as a lawyer and lobbyist in the state capital. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)Anthony Kennedy graduated from Stanford University, spending his senior year at the London School of Economics.