Anthony M. Kennedy
By: Destiny Maday and
Leona Van Baars
Republican born in California, Roman Catholic, that attended Harvard Law School, Stanford University and London School of Economics. Appointed by Ronald Reagan to be Associate Justice and still holds a seat in the Supreme Court today in his prime of 78.
Romer v. Evans: where Colorado adopted an amendment that prevents any judicial, executive, or legislative action that protects the homosexual or bisexual orientation.
Lawrence and Garner v. Texas: Responding to a reported weapons disturbance in a private residence, Houston police entered John Lawrence's apartment and saw him and another adult man, Tyron Garner, engaging in a private, consensual sexual act. Lawrence and Garner were arrested and convicted of deviate sexual intercourse in violation of a Texas statute forbidding two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct. In affirming, the State Court of Appeals held that the statute was not unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, with Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986), controlling.
President Ford nominated him to U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit, took oath May 30,1975.
President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and took his seat on Feb 18, 1988