Supreme Court John Paul Stevens Retiring




 
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April 10th, 2010  
Chukpike
 

Topic: Supreme Court John Paul Stevens Retiring


John Paul Stevens' unexpectedly liberal legacy:

"The retiring Supreme Court justice started out as a conservative in 1975, but as he saw it, the court shifted right as he held to the center........."


http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,5015308.story

"The Supreme Court career of John Paul Stevens could not have been easily predicted in 1975 when he arrived as a Midwestern Republican with a background in corporate and antitrust law.

A World War II veteran, he wanted no part of defending pornography as a free-speech issue: "Few of us would march our sons and daughters off to war to preserve the citizen's right to see . . . sexually explicit 'adult' movies," he wrote in his first major opinion. Having replaced liberal Justice William O. Douglas, Stevens also cast a key vote in his first year to restore the death penalty after a four-year ban....."
April 10th, 2010  
Chukpike
 
Justice Stevens retirement should make for a "hot" summer in Washington DC.

Three front-runners to fill Justice Stevens seat are:
Elena Kagan, Diane Wood, and Merrick Garland. Only one of which I hope would not be nominated.
 


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