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Forum staff reports, Published December 03 2010

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy will be featured speaker at Davies dedication

FARGO - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will be the featured speaker at dedication ceremonies for Davies High School, the Fargo School District announced today.

The dedication will be held Aug. 21, 2011.

Lowell Wolff, the assistant to the superintendent, said that Senior Circuit Judge Myron H. Bright of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals told him he had talked to Kennedy and that Kennedy had agreed to speak in Fargo.

Kennedy was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

Previously, he had been an associate judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1988.

The high school is named after Judge Ronald N. Davies. Davies earned renown for his landmark rulings during the 1957 Little Rock, Ark., school integration crisis. The rulings ended racial segregation in that city’s public schools, and were hailed as key in promoting civil rights and desegregation.

Davies High is located at the intersection of 25th Street South and 70th Avenue South.