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John Paul Stevens evolved into Supreme Court's liberal lion

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice.
That's how the bow-tie wearing Republican from the Midwest emerged as the leader of the high court's liberal wing and a strong proponent of abortion rights, consumer protection and limits on the death penalty.
Stevens, who died Tuesday at age 99 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, served longer than all but two justices and was the second-oldest after Oliver Wendell Holmes in the court's nearly 230 years.
He stepped down from the bench at age 90, but remained active in...
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John Paul Stevens, Former Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 99

John Paul Stevens, Former Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 99

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Stevens led the court's effort to provide legal protections for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at age 99

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - 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.
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead At 99: He 'Devoted His Long Life to Public Service'

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

Stevens died of complications from a stroke he suffered on Monday, according to the Supreme Court.
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died. He was 99.
Stevens' influence was felt on issues including abortion rights, protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty. He led the high court's decision to allow terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay to plead for their freedom in U.S. courts.
As a federal appeals court judge in Chicago, Stevens was considered a moderate when Republican President Gerald Ford nominated him. On the Supreme Court he became known as an independent thinker and a...
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday. He was 99 years old. Stevens, a Chicago native, was appointed by President Richard Nixon to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1970. He was appointed to the Supreme Court five years later by President Gerald Ford...
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