Today in History: February 18, 1988

Kennedy Sworn in as Justice

Anthony McLeod Kennedy becomes an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the  youngest justice at the time. Born in Sacramento, Kennedy worked as a lawyer in private practice in California and taught law before he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He served as an appellate judge for 12 years before President Ronald Reagan nominated him to the highest court.