There is no question about the legitimacy or importance of a state's interest in counting only eligible voters' votesIndiana voter ID law upheld by high court Apr 28, 2008
The court operates with a sledgehammer rather than a scalpel when it strikes down one of Congress' most significant efforts to regulate the role that corporations and unions play in electoral politicsStates grapple with Supreme Court ruling Jan 23, 2010
The concept of a 'wall' of separation between church and state is a useful metaphor but is not an accurate description of the practical aspects of the relationship that in fact existsUnder the U.S. Supreme Court: Governors get mangers under the Christmas tree Nov 28, 2010
If a non-discriminatory law is supported by valid neutral justifications, those justifications should not be disregarded simply because partisan interests may have provided one motivation for the votes of individual legislators. ... The application of the statute to the vast majority of Indiana voters is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting 'the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Saving Ariz.'s immigration law Aug 08, 2010
The Constitution assigns to the states the primary responsibility for determining the manner of selecting the presidential electors, ..Stevens knew his own mind in Bush vs. Gore Oct 04, 2009
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.