By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - 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.

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