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John Paul Stevens

American Supreme Court judge

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John Paul Stevens: American Supreme Court judge
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.

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Trump, justices pay respects to late U.S. jurist Stevens

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

Former US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies

He led the court's liberal wing and wrote more dissenting opinions than any justice in US history.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

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
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