Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was nominated by President Ford to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and took the oath of office on May 30, 1975. He was subsequently appointed to the Supreme Court by President Reagan on November 30, 1987 and confirmed by the unanimous vote of the Senate on February 3, 1988. With a J.D. from Harvard Law School, he spent 14 years in private practice in San Francisco and his native Sacramento, California. He also taught constitutional law for twenty-two years at the McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific and each summer continues to teach a course entitled Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States, at the University of Salzburg, under the auspices of the McGeorge School of Law.