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WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Elena Kagan, a former Harvard Law School dean and current solicitor general, will be nominated to join the U.S. Supreme Court.
By United Press International
Obama expected to name court nominee soon

Obama expected to name court nominee soon

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Monday could be the day U.S. President Barack Obama reveals his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court, insiders say.

Obama starts Supreme Court interviews

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama has begun interviewing potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees, including federal Judge Sidney Thomas, officials said.

Americans split on new justice's ideology

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Americans differ about the ideology of U.S. President Barack Obama's next choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, an Angus Reid online poll indicated.
Obama, lawmakers meeting on court nominee

Obama, lawmakers meeting on court nominee

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would have no "litmus tests" requiring his Supreme Court nominee to be an abortion-rights supporter.

Obama hosting lawmakers, Olympians

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- After meeting with lawmakers about Supreme Court nominees Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama is to welcome G-20 officials and Olympians.
Forces jockey for high court confirmation fight

Forces jockey for high court confirmation fight

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Some big-shouldered egos are flexing their muscles, getting set for the push and shove of a U.S. Senate confirmation fight after President Barack Obama nominates someone to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.
Storm clouds hang over Stevens successor

Storm clouds hang over Stevens successor

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is preparing to name a successor to Justice John Paul Stevens -- stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court in late June -- in an oppressive atmosphere of partisan rancor.
Stevens knew his own mind in Bush vs. Gore

Stevens knew his own mind in Bush vs. Gore

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision in Bush vs. Gore at 10 p.m., Dec. 12, 2000, it sent most major news outlets into a tailspin: They didn't have the slightest idea what it meant.

No appeal for 32-year death row inmate

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Condemned killer William Lee Thompson has been on death row in Florida for 32 years but the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to take up his latest appeal.

Indiana voter ID law upheld by high court

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld a lower court decision requiring voters to show an official photo identification.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 20, 2008.
By United Press International

Justice changes mind about death penalty

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has revealed his opposition to capital punishment in a concurring opinion in a death penalty case.

Voter photo ID debated before high court

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday on whether a law requiring a photo ID for voting is an unconstitutional burden on the poor.

Ex. Ill. governor begins prison sentence

OXFORD, Wis., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan Wednesday entered the federal prison camp in Oxford, Wis., to begin his 6 ½ year sentence for corruption.
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Justice John Paul Stevens
Chief Justice John G. Roberts (L) and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens (R) descend the front steps of the Supreme Court after Roberts's investiture ceremony in Washington on Oct. 3 2005. (UPI Photo/ Kevin Dietsch)

John Paul Stevens (born April 20, 1920) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from December 19, 1975 until his retirement on June 29, 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest member of the Court and the third-longest serving justice in the Court's history. He was nominated by President Gerald Ford to replace the Court's longest serving justice, William O. Douglas. Stevens is widely considered to have been on the liberal side of the Court. Ford praised Stevens in 2005: "He is serving his nation well, with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns." Asked in an interview in September 2007 if he still considers himself a Republican, Stevens declined to comment.

Justice Stevens served with three Chief Justices (Warren E. Burger, William Rehnquist, and John G. Roberts) and during all or part of seven presidencies (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama).

On May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to succeed Stevens.

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