140421-supreme-court-stevens-jms-1854_2d189ceecba217b96a3d2474248ea8a9.fit-760w-300x231 Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at 99

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away at the age of 99.

Justice Stevens, born on April 20th, 1920, served on the Supreme Court for 35 years until retiring in 2010.  He was replaced by Justice Kagan.

Originally appointed by President Gerald Ford, Justice Stevens was a registered Republican but gradually became one of the more liberal Justices on the Court. His notable opinions include Massachusetts v. EPA, Hamdan v. Rumsfield, and he wrote dissents in Texas v. Johnson and D.C. v. Heller.

 

140421-supreme-court-stevens-jms-1854_2d189ceecba217b96a3d2474248ea8a9.fit-760w-300x231 Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at 990