Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy received the inaugural Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law on April 11, 2019, during a ceremony with Duke Law alumni and leaders from the North Carolina judiciary and legal community. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Judge Allyson K. Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and Bolch Judicial Institute Director David F. Levi were among the speakers.
The Bolch Prize, given annually by the Bolch Judicial Institute, honors individuals or entities who have distinguished themselves in the preservation or advancement of the rule of law. It is a central component of the Institute’s mission to support and further the rule of law in the United States and around the world. By honoring those who do this work, the Bolch Prize draws attention to the ideals of justice and judicial independence and to the constitutional structures and safeguards that undergird a free society. The recipient is selected by the Advisory Board of the Bolch Judicial Institute.
Originally recorded on April 11, 2019 at Duke Law School.