Politics

Justice Kennedy’s D.C. Life in Photos

The longstanding swing vote on the Supreme Court said Wednesday he’ll resign in July

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.

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: President Donald Trump greets Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after addressing a joint session of Congress in the Capitol's House Chamber, February 28, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
2017: President Donald Trump greets Kennedy after addressing a joint session of Congress in the Capitol’s House chamber on Feb. 28, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Supreme Court Justices, from left, Elena Kagan, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Anthony Kennedy participate in prayers at a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, where late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lies in repose. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
2016: As late Justice Antonin Scalia lies in repose, Justices Elena Kagan, Samuel Anthony Alito Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Kennedy participate in prayers at a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court on Feb. 19, 2016. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP file photo)

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (L) applauds with fellow Justices Anthony Kennedy (2nd from L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan (R) prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

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)

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 21, 2013: Supreme Court Justices (L-R) Clarence Thomas;Antonin Scalia; Sonia Sotomayor; Anthony Kennedy; and John Roberts arrive at the inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama's second term of office. More than 600,000 people attended the event. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)
2013: Justices Clarence Thomas, Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, Kennedy and Roberts arrive at the inauguration for President Barack Obama’s second term. More than 600,000 people attended the event. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call file photo)
3budget030502 -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy describes to Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (R-NC) the Supreme Courts proposed budget, during a Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Tuesday morning. To Kennedy's left is Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
2002: Kennedy describes the Supreme Court’s proposed budget during a Senate Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary subcommittee hearing. Alongside him is fellow Justice Thomas. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

Watch: McConnell Vows Vote on Kennedy Successor 'This Fall'

 

 

 

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