A Glance at the Character and Work of John Paul Stevens

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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died July 16, at age 99. He served on the Court for 35 years, retiring in 2010.

Stevens was known for a humble, respectful manner, and for clear, well-founded judicial opinions. For a view of those qualities, read “Both Opinion and Quip Showed Justice Stevens in Fine Form.”

In 2014 he published a book in which he wrote up six amendments to fix problems caused by several Court rulings since William Rehnquist joined the Court in 1986. The book gives a good history and description of each problem. For a brief rundown and text of each of Stevens’s amendments, read “Justice Stevens Pens Six Amendments to Tune-Up Constitution.”

Sources

Both Opinion and Quip Showed Justice Stevens in Fine Form The Paragraph; 2015-02-22

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution by John Paul Stevens; 2014

Justice Stevens Pens Six Amendments to Tune-Up Constitution The Paragraph; 2015-01-28

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By Quinn Hungeski, TheParagraph.com, Copyright (CC BY-ND) 2019

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