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Liberty Medal awarded to former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday, October 28, 2019

Philadelphia Inquirer

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was awarded the Liberty Medal on Sunday evening at the National Constitution Center. In his acceptance of the award, Kennedy called for people, but especially government, to have respectful, open dialogue in making decisions.

Kennedy, who retired from the court in 2018, was honored for his efforts to educate Americans about the Constitution through civic education and civil dialogue. The medal, which is accompanied by a $100,000 prize, is presented annually to someone who has worked to secure and promote liberty to people around the world.

“Perhaps no justice in the history of the Supreme Court has been more associated with the word liberty than Justice Kennedy,” Jeffrey Rosen, CEO of the National Constitution Center, said to the few hundred people who attended the ceremony.

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