Anthony Kennedy Quotes

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.... - Anthony Kennedy

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
— Anthony Kennedy

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Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment.

Anthony Kennedy

Democracy is something that you must learn each generation. It has to be taught.

Anthony Kennedy

I do not think that we should select judges based on a particular philosophy as opposed to temperament, commitment to judicial neutrality and commitment to other more constant values as to which there is general consensus.

Anthony Kennedy

In the political context fair means somebody that will vote for the unions or for the business. It can't mean that in the judicial context or we're in real trouble.

Anthony Kennedy

No one questions the validity, the urgency, the essentiality of the Voting Rights Act.

Anthony Kennedy

Sometimes it is easy... to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility, but that's not been the tradition of the court.

Anthony Kennedy

The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done.

Anthony Kennedy

The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is beside the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.

Anthony Kennedy

The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasoned is the rational; to the uninformed, the enlightened; to the straight-out lie, the simple truth.

Anthony Kennedy

We must never lose sight of the fact that the law has a moral foundation, and we must never fail to ask ourselves not only what the law is, but what the law should be.

Anthony Kennedy

You have plaintiffs attorneys, you have defense attorneys. So there is no unified bar that will protect a particular judge who has made a courageous decision that's unpopular.

Anthony Kennedy

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.

Anthony Kennedy