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Supreme Court justice cancels visit after wife fractures hip

** FILE ** Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is seen at a portrait session at the Supreme Court Building  in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2005.  Kennedy had a stent , a tiny mesh scaffold used to keep arteries open inserted on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at a Washington hospital after he experienced mild chest pains. The court also disclosed this was a revision to a stent doctors put in Kennedy in November 2005.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

** FILE ** Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is seen at a portrait session at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2005.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has cancelled his visit to a federal judicial conference in San Francisco after his wife fractured her hip in Austria.

The Supreme Court said in a statement on Friday that Kennedy would forego his trip to the 9th Circuit courts’ annual conference to be with his wife, Mary, while she recuperates. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Kennedy was teaching in Austria.

He was scheduled to speak to new U.S. citizens following a naturalization ceremony on the 9th Circuit conference’s opening day on Monday. Later that day, he was going to discuss civics education with the director and producer of the hit musical “Hamilton.”

The 9th Circuit says Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will fill in for Kennedy at the two events.