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Justice Ginsburg sought retirement advice from former Justice Stevens

Justice Ginsburg sought retirement advice from former Justice Stevens

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought the advice of former Justice John Paul Stevens on the timing of her retirement.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By United Press International
Climate change fight in the balance

Climate change fight in the balance

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on your point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Locking away the innocent

Locking away the innocent

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The case of Ryan Ferguson, the Missouri man freed after spending 10 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, shows that the nation's justice system, one of the fairest in the world, occasionally convicts the innocent, puts them in prison and throws away the key. Does the U.S. Supreme Court give a damn?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Taking the cuffs off political money

Taking the cuffs off political money

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates to corporate political contributions for "independent electioneering" in 2010's Citizens United vs. FEC, practically drowning federal political campaigns in money. Now the same five-justice majority that held sway in Citizens United may be poised to loosen restrictions on campaign finance even further.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As the entire legal affairs world knows by now, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor last month expressed a frisson of regret for the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision in Gore vs. Bush, a decision that appeared to decide the 2000 presidential election.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 20, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Voter ID fight finally reaches high court

Voter ID fight finally reaches high court

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The fight over whether states can demand some sort of identification before allowing voters to cast ballots has finally reached the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices agreed to hear argument on Arizona's law requiring voters to show proof of U.S. citizenship before registering.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Will voter ID fight determine the election?

Will voter ID fight determine the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fighting for every vote as the bitter U.S. presidential election campaign races through its final weeks, Democrats appear to be winning in at least one vital arena: Republican sponsored voter ID laws are falling like flies in the courts.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Free speech and Islam on fire

Free speech and Islam on fire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- How can the U.S. government allow a shadowy Los Angeles area man to make and show an anti-Islam film that has outraged Muslims across the globe and ignited protests in North Africa and the Middle East that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including an ambassador, and put other U.S. diplomats and military in the greatest danger?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Peterson convicted by 'voices from the grave'

Peterson convicted by 'voices from the grave'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- How could former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson be convicted in large part on hearsay evidence -- the words of someone who was not in court but reported by a third party -- when the Constitution gives any defendant the right to confront his accuser?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- With polls showing President Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a desperately close race for the presidency, will voter identification laws suppress the Democratic vote and cost Obama the election, or will they simply cut down on voter fraud as Republicans contend?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Senator questions Kagan's honesty

Senator questions Kagan's honesty

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- A Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday questioned the honesty of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
Blagojevich seeks trial delay

Blagojevich seeks trial delay

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the start of his June corruption trial, court officials said.
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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)
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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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