John Paul Stevens was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1975 until his voluntary retirement in 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the second-oldest-serving justice in the history of the court and the third-longest-serving justice. The oldest-serving justice was Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who was 90 years and 309 days at the time of his retirement in 1932. His long tenure saw him write for the court on most issues of American law, including civil liberties, death penalty, government action and intellectual property. In cases involving presidents of the United States, he wrote for the court that they were to be held accountable under American law. A registered Republican when appointed who throughout his life identified as a conservative, Stevens was considered to have been on the liberal side of the court at the time of his retirement. Stevens is the longest-lived Supreme Court justice in United States history.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is being remembered for his towering judicial legacy. Stevens, among the longest-serving justices in court history, died yesterday after complications.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com •Reuters
President Donald Trump, members of the U.S. Supreme Court and others paid their respects on Monday to liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last week, as his body lay in repose in the.. Reuters - Published
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Monday as he lay in repose at the Supreme Court building in Washington. Stevens,.. CBS News - Published
Justice Stevens, who retired from the United States Supreme Court in 2010, was a Republican former antitrust lawyer who eventually became the leader of the court’s liberal wing. NYTimes.com - Published
A Democratic House officially condemns the president’s comments. Also, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90.. CBS News - Published
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99. Reuters - Published