U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will preside over the dedication ceremony of the new Justice Center and Courthouse Annex on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court is divided into districts, each one representing a different section of the country. Kennedy presides over the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Georgia.
A graduate of Stanford, London School of Economics and Harvard Law School, Kennedy will be the guest speaker at the Columbia County Courthouse Dedication Ceremony taking place at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Kennedy was appointed to the highest court in the land in 1988 by President Reagan after serving as the justice for the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for 13 years.
A native Californian, Kennedy began his law career as a sole practitioner in San Francisco in 1961. A couple of years later he became a partner in a Sacramento law firm and a professor of constitutional law at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.
In his career, Kennedy has been a member of the California Army National Guard; served on the board of the Federal Judicial Center; the Advisory Committee on Codes and Conduct; the Committee on Pacific Territories, which he chaired from 1982 to 1990 and others.
In his personal life, Kennedy married his wife, Mary, in June of 1963. They have three children - Justin Anthony, Gregory Davis and Kristin Marie.
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