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Justice Stevens Rips Citizens United, But Disagrees With Hillary Clinton's Litmus Test

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Showing off his trademark bow tie (and famously polite demeanor), retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens this week again ripped into the Citizens United decision but disagreed with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that overturning it should be a litmus test for a President when choosing Supreme Court nominees.

What's Left of the Guantanamo Litigation? Nothing.

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

Boumediene v. Bush was at the time hailed as a landmark separation-of-powers decision, routinely assigned as required reading in law schools now as part of the first-year curriculum. Today, the Supreme Court effectively undid that decision.

Mike Sacks

Stevens Challeges The Court To Clarify Citizens United | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, retired Justice John Paul Stevens on Wednesday night backed President Barack Ob...

The Supreme Joy of Citizens United

Jim Worth | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

Let's reverse the damage the Supreme Court's decision has done to our electoral process and make our individual votes count just as our forefather's intended.

Five Chiefs: A Review of Justice John Paul Stevens' New Supreme Court Memoir

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 12.03.2011 | Books
Geoffrey R. Stone

In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens brings to life the secret world inside the Supreme Court that he encountered during the course of his more than 60-year career.

Mike Sacks

Justice John Paul Stevens Talks Death Penalty, Citizens United, New Memoir | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens sat in his chambers Monday afternoon as his former colleagues -- and his successor, Justice Elen...

Justice Stevens: Bin Laden Killing Legal

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

Stevens said targeting a known individual for death was different from killing anonymous enemies in time of war, but that the May 2 operation that ended bin Laden's life was different.

Retiring Justice Stevens Writing Book On 5 Chief Justices

WSJ | Ashby Jones | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

Retirement (or at least the retirement we plan for ourselves someday: a total and complete devotion to cheap gin, expensive chorizo, bad golf, daytime...

Justice Stevens Voices Support For Islamic Cultural Center Near Ground Zero

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday that Americans should be tolerant of plans to build an Islamic center...

The New York Review Of Books

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As is typical of many Supreme Court opinions rejecting legal arguments advanced by defendants in capital cases, Garland's prologue begins with a detai...

Liberals Overreact to Citizens United

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Liberals and Democrats fear their ideological foes will benefit from the Court's decision, and the nascent campaigns launched in response are unmistakable acts of political warfare.

John Paul Stevens Slams Speculation On Supreme Court Nominees' Opinions

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Wednesday he disagrees with senators trying to determine judicial no...

Retiring Justice John Paul Stevens Speaks At 7th Circuit Bar Association Dinner

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens made clear to a friendly hometown crowd of lawyers and judges in Monday night that even at age 9...

John Paul Stevens Retires From Supreme Court, Bow Tie-Clad Lawyers Say Goodbye

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bowtie-wearing lawyers and spectators dotted the U.S. Supreme Court chamber on Monday, a nod to retiring justice John Paul Stevens ...

Shriram Harid

A Muted Farewell For John Paul Stevens In Provocative Free Speech, Gay Rights Case | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Stevens capped his 35-year tenure on the bench on Wednesday with a muted farewell. But the case before the Court, Doe v. Reed, may shape the d...

We the People v. the Roberts Court

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Here we go again. The balance of justice between businesses and citizens is being tested this week in the Supreme Court. If recent history is a guide, this may not end well.

John Paul Stevens Turns 90, Becomes Second Oldest Supreme Court Justice After Oliver Wendell Holmes

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His tenure on the Supreme Court touched four decades, following service in a war that defined his generation and a childhood in a p...

Unanimous Supreme Court Narrows Deportation Pipeline

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

In a hugely significant unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a documented immigrant convicted of two minor drug-possession crimes will not face mandatory deportation.

How Justice Stevens May Have Saved Our Gun Laws

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

As the nation contemplates Justice Stevens' impending retirement and its implications, all Americans concerned about the daily tragedy of American gun violence should pause to recognize their debt of gratitude to him.

Bard Blog on Supreme Court Selections

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Adelman

Forsooth! Justice Stevens has made a bigger impact on the Court than anyone expected when President Ford appointed him.

Supreme Court: Does It Matter Who's the Next Justice?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

There are two kinds of Americans: those who care fervently about the Supreme Court and those who care, mostly, not a whit at all about it.

Secular Law Is Progressive, Constitutionally

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

In selecting a new justice to replace Stevens, all that's necessary is to a capable and honest person to uphold a progressive instrument of governance.

Dr. Cornel West - SCOTUS - hmmmmm

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I hope the President nominates Cornel West. Yes, the guy with the Don King hairstyle. Yes, the Dr. Cornell West with the 2 Ivy League degrees, the ton of books and essays. The Dr. Cornel West grounded in Christianity.

Dawn Johnsen's Fall and Justice Stevens' Replacement

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

While the news of Justice Stevens' retirement took most of the media attention on Friday, it's not really a distraction from Dawn Johnsen's fate. Both standoffs reveal the profound ambivalence in Obama's pledges to restore the rule of law.

The Protestant Seat on the Supreme Court

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Geoffrey R. Stone

Should President Obama nominate a Protestant to succeed Justice Stevens? If not, this will be the first time in American history without a Protestant on the Court.