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Former Law Clerks to Justice Kennedy React to His Retirement

Wisconsin Solicitor General and Former Law Clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, Misha Tseytlin: 

“It was one of the greatest honors of my life to have clerked for Justice Kennedy.  Justice Kennedy devoted his tenure on the Court to defending passionately the core liberties and structural protections of our Constitutional system, while also scrupulously honoring the principles of mutual respect and collegiality.  I learned much from Justice Kennedy about how to conduct myself as a lawyer and, even more importantly, as a person. I wish Justice Kennedy and his wife Mary all the best during Justice Kennedy’s well-earned retirement.”

Texas Solicitor General and Former Law Clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, Scott Keller:

“It was a distinct honor to clerk for Justice Kennedy, and I wish him and his wife Mary all the best in retirement. From defending free speech, to recognizing an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, to prohibiting partial-birth abortion, and to finding all of Obamacare unlawful, Justice Kennedy leaves a legacy of limiting federal power and protecting individual liberties. This Administration already has a list of outstanding jurists to select a worthy successor. And just like the terrific selection of Justice Gorsuch, I am confident that this Administration will honor Justice Kennedy’s legacy by choosing another nominee dedicated to the rule of law.”