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John Paul Stevens

For the Roberts Court, Facts Are Malleable

Paul Gordon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.

Could A Supreme Court Justice Become An Anti-Death Penalty Activist?

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

John Paul Stevens' latest book gives some insight into how one of the longest-serving Supreme Court Justices could evolve on one of the most sensitive...

Paul Blumenthal

The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...

Stone Age Rituals in Modern Society: Let's Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The death penalty is difficult justify in any modern civilized society. The issue is greater than partisan politics. A sober evaluation of the costs and benefits of state-sanctioned death clearly demonstrates that the death penalty is not viable.

Former Supreme Court Justice: Not A 'Fan' Of Voter ID Laws

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he stands by his 2008 decision to uphold a controversial voter identification law in...

The 3 Things Scalia Gets Wrong

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got a lot of attention for his colorful interview with New York magazine on Sunday. While most of his claims were...

First Nighter: In "Arguendo" Elevator Repair Service Makes a Good Argument for Unbridled Enjoyment

David Finkle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Although I can't say I followed everyone of the ins and outs of Elevator Repair Service's Arguendo, at the Public, I had great fun trying to. That's ...

Supreme Court Justice Vows To Resist Retirement Pressure

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, July 4 (Reuters) - At age 80, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal win...

Former Supreme Court Justice Questions Bush v. Gore Decision

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday cast doubt on the criteria used to decide the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that ultimately delive...

Citizens United, Meet Democracy Nationwide

Sean Siperstein | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Sean Siperstein

Resolutions Week events will remind America that democracy is alive and kicking in the growing momentum for the ultimate solution to the auctioning of our democracy: a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related cases.

Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sketching impressive contributions to society in intensely personal terms, President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to...

Mike Sacks

How Would Obamacare Fare Before Justices Who Received Top Honor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Later this spring, retired Justice John Paul Stevens will become the ninth former member of the Supreme Court to receive the Presidentia...

WATCH: Colbert's Amazing Interview With Retired Supreme Court Justice

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

It's been widely reported that politicians have been warned against appearing on "The Colbert Report" for fear of Stephen Colbert using comedy tricker...

Mike Sacks

Justices Refuse To Hear Death Penalty Case Raising Racism Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday morning declined to hear a controversial death penalty case out of Texas and agreed to hear oral argument on...

Former Supreme Court Justice Blasts Bush Over 2000 Election

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens writes in his new memoir, Five Chiefs, that the George W. Bush campaign's 2000 appeal to the United Sta...

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

Who's Urging Supreme Court To Listen To GOP Judge On Health Care?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Justice Department submitted a petition to the Supreme Court yesterday urging it to declare once and for all that the 2010 heal...

Mike Sacks

Justice John Paul Stevens Talks Death Penalty, Citizens United, New Memoir

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ex-Justice Stevens Explains Flip On Death Penalty

New York Times | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1976, just six months after he joined the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens voted to reinstate capital punishment after a four...

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...

Ex-Supreme Court Justices Jab 'Citizens United' Ruling

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens and Sandra Day O'Connor recently appeared to come to a similar conclusion about the majority decision ...

John Paul Stevens, William J. Brennan and the Death Penalty

Seth Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Stern

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens has made headlines by explaining how he went from supporting capital punishment to concluding it is unconstitutional. William J. Brennan Jr. might have felt vindicated.

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...