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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...

On the Least Dangerous Branch and the Politics of Judging

Ray Brescia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Ray Brescia

Whether the Court's recent turns will threaten the public's perception of the Court, and the court system as a whole, remains to be seen. But the jury is out, and the data seems to be coming in: The Court appears in the midst of a significant partisan turn, one that could threaten its long-term legitimacy.

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...

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 ...

Justice Stevens's One Regret: Upholding The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over an almost 35 year Supreme Court career, now retired Justice John Paul Stevens said recently that the lone vote he regrets is one that he cast to ...

Can We Really Afford to Hire Another Supreme Court Justice in This Economy?

Tim Siedell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tim Siedell

Nobody's buying supreme these days. As we struggle to climb out of a devastating recession, Americans are being forced to make due with less. Times are tough.

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...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

Want Another Warren Court? Try Justice Warren

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

With Elizabeth Warren, the court system would get a once-in-a-generation mind; not an umpire to call balls and strikes, but a hitter who could change the game.

Week's Funniest Joke: GOP Demands Obama Nominate Mainstream Candidate to Supreme Court

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama should nominate an overtly leftist candidate as a counterweight to the right wing extremism of Alito, Roberts and Scalia. Let the GOP filibuster, and bluster. Bring it on.

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.

Reflections on the Remarkable Legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Many of the retrospectives on the legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens have talked about what an important force he was on the Court for almost 35 years. But few have recognized that women have been particular beneficiaries of his tenure.

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

The Nomination Fight and the Republican Quandary

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The rational thing for Republicans would be to make the nomination a short enough process to show that they are interested in occasionally working with the Democrats.

John Paul Steven's Strip Club Room: Retiring Justice Once Had Scores' Champagne Room Named After Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens may be retiring, but his name will always live on in the hearts of some of New York's greatest strippers. Y...

Two Chicagoans Considered As Justice Stevens Replacements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Friday, Supreme Court Justice and Chicago native John Paul Stevens announced that he will retire from the bench this summer. Huffington Post has c...

No Justices, No Peace

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

To nobody's surprise, Senator Kyl made it clear that the filibuster will be on the table for Obama's eventual Supreme Court nominee -- who does not yet exist -- whomever he or she may be.

Jason Linkins

Justice Stevens Retiring?: Arlen Specter Thinks He Should Wait Due To Senate 'Gridlock' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has recently been sending signals that his retirement from the Court is nigh, and those signals have been stro...

John Paul Stevens On Supreme Court Retirement: 'I Have To Fish Or Cut Bait'

AP//The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he "will surely" retire while President Barack Obama is still in office, giving the preside...

Justice Stevens Gives Prosecutors One Week To Respond To Blagojevich Trial Delay Request

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens gave federal prosecutors one week to respond to ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's re...

John Paul Stevens Speculates On Supreme Court Retirement: 'Within The Next Three Years,' Maybe Earlier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Paul Stevens, the longest serving Supreme Court justice speculated about his own retirement from the high court in an interview with Jeffrey Toob...

Elena Kagan's Chicago Connection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The ties between the White House and Chicago have never been stronger. Though President Obama passed on two area judges and chose New Yorker Elena Kag...

Learning on the Job

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Retiring Justice Stevens, whose views on both abortion and capital punishment shifted during his lengthy service, exemplifies an increasingly rare type of public servant: one who is willing to change.

VP-elect Biden Chooses Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens To Swear Him In

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Medlicott

Stevens files more dissents and separate opinions than any of his colleagues. He is the court's most outspoken defender of the need for judicial oversight of executive power.