Kennedy heads the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Caroline Kennedy on Monday also recognized the U.S. ambassador to Syria burberry outlet who risked his life to support opponents of President Basher Assad's regime. Kennedy heads the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, which promotes the late president's memory and legacy. She presented the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday to former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit, all of whom were pushed off the bench in a 2010 retention vote. The three judges received a sterling silver ship's lantern symbolizing a beacon of hope. The award, designed by Caroline Kennedy's husband, Edwin Schlossberg, and crafted by Tiffany & Co., resembles one belonging to the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution. Ternus, Baker and Streit were among seven justices who decided in 2009 that an Iowa law restricting marriage to a man and a woman violated the state's constitution. Conservative groups and other gay marriage foes spent about $1 million on a political campaign to oust the burberry men clothing judges, who chose not to raise money or campaign to avoid dragging the judiciary into politics. "We recognized that opposition would surface. We were not naive," Baker said at the award ceremony. "Had we chosen to form campaign committees and actively campaigned, we would have tacitly admitted that we were what we claimed not to be – politicians." That decision by the three judges was courageous in light of the divisive campaign that was unleashed against them, Kennedy said. "For judges to be targeted for an individual decision is really something that threatens the liberty of all Americans and that's what happened in this case. So the award is intended to both to honor their decision and also make people more aware of the dangers and the 2012 fashion burberry wallets cheap sale beige/yellow threat to an independent judiciary, which is something all Americans should value." Kennedy told The Associated Press.