Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died July 16, at age 99. Here are two articles that touch on his character and work.
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Basic Reason to Block Trump SCOTUS Pick: Justice
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Republican senators shirked their Constitutional duty by denying, for nearly a year, even a hearing to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick for this Supreme Court seat. They should not now be rewarded by getting to seat their own Supreme Court judge — not Gorsuch, nor any other.
Six Simple Ideas to Strengthen Democracy in America
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Fair and reliable elections, an informed citizenry, wide participation in governance — these are cornerstones of democracy. But the recent election in the U.S.A. has pointed out serious cracks in those cornerstones. …
Six Things to Do in Cleveland for the Republican Conventioneer
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So, you’re a Republican come to Cleveland for your party’s convention — your first visit to my city. I want you to make good use of your time here, and to that end offer these six things for you to do in Cleveland:
Both Opinion and Quip Showed Justice Stevens in Fine Form
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Over his career, Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens became known for a humble, respectful manner, and for clear, well-founded judicial opinions. We can see those qualities in the infamous Bush v. Gore case, in which the majority stopped Florida’s…