Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. is an American environmental lawyer, conspiracy theorist, and author. Kennedy is the son of Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy. He is an anti-vaccine activist and conspiracy theorist and promotes the scientifically-debunked link between vaccines and autism. His Instagram account was permanently deleted for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the COVID-19 vaccine.
About Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in brief
Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. is an American environmental lawyer, conspiracy theorist, and author. Kennedy is the son of Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy. He is an anti-vaccine activist and conspiracy theorist and promotes the scientifically-debunked link between vaccines and autism. On 11 February 2021, his Instagram account was permanently deleted for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the COVID-19 vaccine. Kennedy grew up at his family’s homes in McLean, Virginia, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Literature. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia and a Master of Laws from Pace University. Kennedy litigated and supervised environmental enforcement lawsuits on the east coast estuaries on behalf of Hudson Riverkeeper and the Long Island Soundkeeper, where he was also a board member. In 1995, Kennedy advocated for repeal of anti-environmental legislation during the 104th Congress. In 2018, the National Trial Lawyers Association awarded Kennedy and his trial team Trial Team of the Year for their work winning a USD 289 million jury verdict in Dewayne \”Lee\” Johnson v Monsanto. His aunt Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics, and another aunt, Jean Kennedy Smith, is a former United States. Ambassador to Ireland. Kennedy was a pallbearer in his father’s funeral where he spoke and read excerpts from his father’s speeches at the Mass commemorating his death at Arlington National Cemetery.
He was 9 years old in 1963 when his uncle, President John F Kennedy, was assassinated, and 14 yearsold in 1968 when his father was assassinated while running for president in the 1968 Democratic presidential primaries. In 1997, Kennedy worked with John Cronin to write The Riverkeepers, a history of the early Riverkeepers and a primer for the Waterkeepers movement. In 1998, he wrote The Waterkeepers, an early history of Waterkeepers. In 2000, he co-hosted Ring of Fire, a nationally syndicated American radio program, and has written or edited ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. In 2002, Kennedy won a landmark case against Remington Arms Trap and Skeet Gun Club in Connecticut, that ended the practice of shooting lead shot into Long IslandSound. In 2004, Kennedy filed a series of lawsuits against the Pelham New York Athletic clubs, arguing that those facilities were interfering with public use of Long Islandsound. In 2006, he won a case against New York City, including municipalities, including Edison, General Electric and Exxon, to stop discharging pollution and clean up legacy contamination. In 2007, Kennedy brought lawsuits against New Jersey City, Consolidated Edison and General Electric to stop Discharging Pollutants. In 2008, he worked on the Waterkeeper campaign to stop polluters from polluting the Hudson River. In 2009, he helped found Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit environmental group that he helped founded in 1999.