On April 9, 2010, United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens sent a letter to President Obama stating that he was retiring from the Court. He had served as an Associate Justice for 35 years. President Ford nominated him in 1975.
During an interview at Georgetown University Law Center he discussed– what led him to pursue a legal career; his nomination and work on the Supreme Court; as well as his admiration for President Ford and former Justices Wiley Rutledge, William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall. He also spoke of the need for six constitutional amendments. You can listen to this very informative interview at http://goo.gl/czh3uD.