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John Paul Stevens

John Paul Stevens served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from December 19, 1975 until his retirement on June 29, 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest member of the Court and the third-longest serving justice in the Court's history. He was nominated by President Gerald Ford to replace the Court's longest serving justice, William O. Douglas. Stevens is widely considered to have been on the liberal side of the Court. Ford praised Stevens in 2005: "He is serving his nation well, with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns." Asked in an interview in September 2007 if he still considers himself a Republican, Stevens declined to comment.
Justice Stevens served with three Chief Justices (Warren E. Burger, William Rehnquist, and John G. Roberts).
On May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to succeed Stevens. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announces four new inductees
2014-07-08
“This year we are very pleased to welcome the class of 2014: Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters in the songwriter category; Paul Craft in the veteran songwriter category; and John Anderson as our songwriter/artist.” ... Craft penned country hits “Brother ...
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After Hobby Lobby Ruling, How About Government Protect the Rights of ...
2014-07-06
As Volokh notes, former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens saw the same problem with the RFRA. In Justice Stevens' words, it “provided the Church with a legal weapon that no atheist or agnostic can obtain.” Unfortunately, Stevens wrongly implied ...
(The Objective Standard)
  1. The Supreme Court's useful fiction

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How Bill Clinton's near-sightedness led to the Hobby Lobby decision
2014-07-04
And that's not the only problem with RFRA. As Justice John Paul Stevens observed, the statute probably violates another part of the First Amendment — the Establishment Clause. The law provides the religious, but nobody else, potential exemption from ...
(The Week Magazine)
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Dana Milbank: The Supreme Court's useful fiction
2014-07-01
She invoked the writing of former Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote that corporations "have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires." Stevens might have delivered the dissent himself, but he was watching Monday's proceedings ...
(Florida Today)
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In Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court uses a 'fiction'
2014-06-30
She invoked the writing of former justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote that corporations “have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires.” Stevens might have delivered the dissent himself, but he was watching Monday's proceedings ...
(Washington Post)
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'Go Off in a Corner and Cry,' Ruth Bader Ginsburg Urges Women
2014-06-27
On Friday, Justice Ginsburg was awarded the Justice John Paul Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award by Stevens himself in Washington, D.C. She listed Justice Stevens' accomplishments before accepting the award, explaining how much an honor in his ...
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2014-06-27
In a recent interview, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told This Week's George Stephanopoulos that he thinks it is proper for a justice to take the reality of the "politics" of the day into account when deciding whether it is the right ...
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    Retired justice suggests what to fix in Constitution, and what to leave alone
    2014-06-19
    When it comes to the U.S. Constitution, John Paul Stevens acknowledges something of a hidden love, a secret crush. He knows that – if not wrong – his affection for this particular part of the document is irrational. It can't easily be explained ...
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    US seizes Benghazi suspect in deadly Libya attack
    2014-06-17
    U.S. envoy Chris Stevens, center, accompanied by British envoy Christopher Prentice, left, speaks to Council member for Misrata Dr. Suleiman Fortia, right, at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in ...
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