Justice Stevens Claims Shakespeare Was A Fraud

05/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In his 34 years on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens has evolved from idiosyncratic dissenter to influential elder, able to assemble majorities on issues such as war powers and property rights. Now, the court's senior justice could be gaining ground on a case that dates back 400 years: the authorship of Shakespeare's plays.

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