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Summer Means Travel for Justices

Posted Jul 9, 2007 8:13 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Several U.S. Supreme Court justices will take to the roads and skies this summer as they attend conferences, teach courses and receive awards.

Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John G. Roberts Jr. will be teaching law courses in Europe, while Stephen G. Breyer and Samuel A. Alito Jr. will attend overseas legal conferences, Legal Times reports.

Breyer and Kennedy will also attend the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco that begins Aug. 9. Kennedy will receive the ABA’s highest award, the ABA Medal, and Breyer will be honored for promoting the rule of law in the developing world.

ABA President Karen J. Mathis said she will be honored to present the ABA medal to Kennedy. “There are so many reasons to honor this justice, including his dedication to preserving and promoting the rule of law, and his tireless work on federal sentencing reform,” she said in a press release. “He deserves this honor most, however, because he singly represents the best of our profession. He is a fighter for justice and an advocate for all.”

Other justices who have received the ABA medal include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Felix Frankfurter, Thurgood Marshall, William J. Brennan Jr. and Sandra Day O’Connor.

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