June 11, 2015
Justice Kennedy Speaks at Madison County Rotary

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy addressed members of the London Rotary Club at their meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

During her presentation, which covered the Rotary Four-Way Test and the founding of America, she spoke about the similarities between the Rotarian Code of Ethics and the principles that guided America’s founding fathers as they established a new nation and government.

“The founding fathers conceived this republic in a way that they believed would be beneficial to all concerned. It was beneficial because it secured for all citizens the unalienable right to live free of government intrusion, and the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as espoused in the Declaration of Independence,” Justice Kennedy said.

Justice Kennedy is serving her second term on the Supreme Court of Ohio. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy served on the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division from 1999 to 2012. She served as the administrative judge there from 2005 until December 2012. Justice Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police officer in Hamilton, Ohio. She received her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

For a high-resolution, print-quality photo of Justice Kennedy, visit: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/PIO/news/images/justices/kenedy_highres.zip.