The White House today issued a statement on Kennedy’s retirement, calling him “a true man of letters” and “a tireless voice for individual rights and the Founders’ vision of limited government.” His writing, according to the statement, “left an indelible mark not only on this generation but the fabric of American history.”

Kennedy was born on July 23, 1936, which will make him 82 years old when he retires on July 31. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, three years Kennedy’s senior, is the oldest justice on the bench now and has vowed to hang on through the Trump administration when people speculate about her retirement. Now she has added motivation.

In the latest financial disclosures by the justices, Kennedy demonstrated his unique style. His is not an overly complicated life. Of all the justices, he has the simplest financial portfolio—no securities or trusts, just cash in a bank account and three life insurance policies. His wife is a retired teacher.

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