2007: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, talks with Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy, D-Vt., right, and ranking member Arlen Specter, R-Pa., after a hearing on judicial security and independence. (CQ Roll Call file photo)
Change is afoot in the ranks of the nation’s highest court. The longest serving justice, Anthony Kennedy, said Wednesday at the term’s conclusion that he would retire on July 31.
Kennedy has been a swing vote in many of the Supreme Court’s landmark cases since joining in 1988 at the nomination of President Ronald Reagan.
Here’s a look into our archives at some of Kennedy’s life in D.C. in photos.
2014: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts applauds with fellow Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Kagan prior to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Jan. 28, 2014. (Larry Downing/Reuters file photo)
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