'Profound gratitude' for 'privilege' of serving on SCOTUS: Kennedy in letter to Trump

Kennedy hand-delivered the letter to the president Thursday.

The court also announced his retirement – effective July 31 – in a statement Wednesday, noting his decision to step aside was largely based on his desire to spend more time with his family.

In his letter to President Donald Trump, Kennedy expressed “profound gratitude” for having had “the privilege to seek in each case how to best know, interpret, and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and promises.”

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