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On This Date in Legal History

On June 20, 2002, the United States Supreme Court held in Atkins v. Virginia that the Eighth Amendment prohibited the sentencing of an intellectually disabled person to death. Justice John Paul Stevens, who authored the majority opinion for the Court, explained–“We … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 20, 1920, retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was born in Chicago, Illinois. Learn more about Justice Stevens at https://goo.gl/JnYDLz.

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On This Date in Legal History

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 … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 20, 2002, the United States Supreme Court held in Atkins v. Virginia that the Eighth Amendment prohibited the sentencing of a mentally retarded person to death. Justice John Paul Stevens, who authored the majority opinion for the Court, explained–“We … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Justice Stevens

On April 20, 1920, retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was born in Chicago, Illinois. Read more about him @ http://goo.gl/m59a7a and https://goo.gl/8EezaV.

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On This Date in Legal History

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 … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On December 17, 1975, the Senate confirmed (in a 98-0 vote) the nomination of John Paul Stevens to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  View the Congressional Record at http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/603_1975.pdf.

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1975 President Ford nominated Judge John Paul Stevens (from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) to the United States Supreme Court.  Read President Ford’s announcement at https://research.archives.gov/id/7341714.  On December 17, 1975, he … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 2002 the United States Supreme Court held in Atkins v. Virginia that the Eighth Amendment prohibited the sentencing of a mentally retarded person to death. Justice John Paul Stevens, who authored the majority opinion for the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Justice Stevens

On this date in 1920 retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was born in Chicago, Illinois. Read more about him @ http://www.lawsuitgame.com/blog/?p=3489#sthash.JolQlMwf.dpbs.

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On This Date in Legal History

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 … Continue reading

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