Justice Neil Gorsuch to Present Liberty Medal to Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Justice Neil Gorsuch to Present Liberty Medal to Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Current Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is set to present the Liberty Medal to former colleague Anthony Kennedy at Philadelphia ceremony

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    What to Know

    • Current Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is set to present the Liberty Medal to former colleague Anthony Kennedy.

    • The Liberty Medal recognizes individuals who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe.

    • The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia annually presents the award.

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will be presenting the Liberty Medal to retired justice Anthony Kennedy later this month.

    The National Constitution Center announced Wednesday that Gorsuch will present the award to Kennedy at the Oct. 27 ceremony in Philadelphia.

    The center announced earlier that Kennedy would be honored for efforts "to preserve, protect, and defend liberty by inspiring Americans of all ages to learn about the Constitution through civic education and civil dialogue."

    Kennedy taught constitutional law before being appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1975. He served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1988 until his retirement at the end of July 2018.

    The Liberty Medal recognizes individuals who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe.