Justice John Paul Stevens Dead at 99

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Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    He was one of the last of a kind in many ways. He was liberal Republican, he wrote his own opinions instead of leaving it to his clerks, and he did not participate in cert pool. He represented a kind of politics and public service that many people mourn in passing. To bad he couldn’t make 100.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    One thing in Ford’s credit is that he considered appointing Stevens to the Supreme Court one of his best accomplishments.Report

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