Supreme Court justices celebrate Harvard Law bicentennial

October 26, 2017
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, center right, and top row from left, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, stand for a photo with retired Associate Justice David Souter, center left, for a photograph Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Harvard Law School on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Supreme Court Justices were at the school to open a bicentennial summit. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Several justices on the nation’s highest court are in Massachusetts to celebrate the bicentennial of Harvard Law School.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has been joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch and retired Justice David Souter at Thursday’s event on campus. They are all Harvard Law School alumni.

Roberts was scheduled to give remarks. Harvard Law School Dean John Manning planned to lead a conversation with the justices.

The 200th birthday celebration continues on Friday. Members of Congress including Democrat Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Democrat Tim Kaine of Virginia are expected to take part.

Other speakers on Friday include former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.

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