August 21, 2007
The American Bar Association honored Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy with its highest award, the ABA Medal, on August 13 in San Francisco at the group's annual meeting. The award recognizes exceptionally distinguished service to the cause of American jurisprudence.
Kennedy, who has been a member of the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific since 1965, was honored for his dedication to preserving and promoting the rule of law and his leadership role on several important legal initiatives including federal sentencing reform.
"There are so many reasons to honor this justice," said ABA President Karen J. Mathis. "He deserves this honor most, however, because he singly represents the best of our profession. He's a fighter for justice and an advocate for all — an example for every judge, every lawyer and every law professor, not just in America but all over the world."