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Justice Stevens: A habit of understanding before disagreeing

Joseph Thai is a law professor at the University of Oklahoma. He clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens during the October 2000 term. A decade after clerking for Justice Wiley Rutledge during the October 1947 term, John Paul Stevens wrote that the characteristically long opinions of his former boss could be “exasperating to a hurried…
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A Supreme Court ceremony for Justice Stevens: “A modest and humble...

Justice John Paul Stevens was brought into the Great Hall of the Supreme Court building on Monday to lie in repose, with his successor, Justice Elena Kagan, saying that his memory “will be a blessing in this court, which he served so well for so long.” “It will be a blessing in the lives of…
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Remembering Justice Stevens: A lost link to our past

Gregory G. Garre is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and Chair of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. He served as the 44th Solicitor General of the United States from 2008 to 2009. A somber, important and now familiar ritual is playing out, again. A casket solemnly carried…
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Justice Stevens at oral argument: Often fatal; always kind

Paul Clement is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Clement served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. In looking back at Justice John Paul Stevens’ remarkable life and tenure on the Supreme Court, there are many ways to try to…
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July 16, 1969: Judicial launch

Kenneth A. Manaster is Professor of Law, Emeritus at Santa Clara University and senior counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He was associate counsel on the 1969 Special Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court with John Paul Stevens, who served as chief counsel. Manaster is the author of “Illinois Justice:  The Scandal of 1969 and…
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Remembering Justice Stevens

Ian Heath Gershengorn is Chair of Jenner & Block’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice, and he served as Principal Deputy Solicitor General and as Acting Solicitor General in the Obama Administration; he was a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens in 1994-1995. Justice Stevens was a brilliant justice and a wonderful boss. In thinking…
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Justice Stevens: Setting an example for all of us

Jeffrey L. Fisher is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and special counsel at O’Melveny & Myers; he served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens in 1998-99. Much has been said in the past couple of days about Justice Stevens’ kindness, humility and generosity of spirit.  All of it is…
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Statements from Supreme Court justices

The justices have released statements addressing the death of Justice John Paul Stevens. We reproduce the full texts of those remarks below the jump: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.: On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away. A son…