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Commentary: White A study in vinegar

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Now that he's dead, a lot of people have been saying an awful lot of nice things about retired Justice Byron R. White.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Justices mark White's death

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Just hours after the flags were lowered on Capitol Hill Monday to mark the death of retired Justice Byron R. White, the members of the court paid tribute to the

Court narrows attorney-conflict error

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that in order for a defendant to show an attorney had a meaningful conflict of interest, he or she has to prove the confli
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: FERC can restructure grid rate

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government has broad powers when it sets up the structure under which utility companies charge to transmit power
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

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DISABLED WORKERS Does the Americans with Disabilities Act force employers to hire disabled workers for a job, even when the position could cause injury or death to the worker?
By United Press International

Are disabled entitled to jobs that kill?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Does the Americans with Disabilities Act force employers to hire disabled workers for a job, even when the position could cause injury or death to the worker?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court supports tough Medicaid rules

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court made it tougher Wednesday for the institutionalized elderly to get Medicaid when they have spouses living independently.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 7, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Bush vs. Gore: One year later

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- It was the best of decisions, it was the worst of decisions. It was a decision of wisdom, it was a decision of foolishness.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Supreme Court weighs child porn law

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A top Bush administration lawyer told the Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday that a 1996 law banning computer-generated sexual images of minors is const
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

It may be near 'High Noon' for gun rights

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court may find itself facing an issue later this term, or in subsequent terms, that it's been able to avoid for more than 60 years: Does the Second
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Justice John Paul Stevens."
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