Supreme Court justices don’t give very many speeches. If they do, they often don’t allow them to be recorded.
So it was a rare day yesterday when Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy addressed the graduating class at Stanford University. It takes awhile for him to get to get going, but he appears as we so rarely see the justices. But like the most talented lawyers, he worked mostly without details notes.
One sobering statistic he quoted: It takes more than 16 billion hours a year for women in Africa to bring water to their family. “You have an awareness of understanding and appreciation … of the interconnectedness of the world,” he told the graduates.Your understanding of
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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