1. There’s been some change in my views about the death penalty, but I think there’s more of a change in the jurisprudence of the Court that made me eventually reach the conclusion that the death penalty, as it is presently administered, is unconstitutional.

    — Justice John Paul Stevens voted to uphold the death penalty in 1976. On today’s Fresh Air, he discusses his evolving viewpoints over his 35 years on the Supreme Court. 

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  1. The Court has held, I think incorrectly, that the First Amendment protects the right to use money just as though money were speech.

    — On today’s Fresh Air, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talks about his dissenting opinion in the Citizens United ruling.

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Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, the first African-American to do so.  October 2, 1967.
Here is the message of President Johnson nominating Marshall to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
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    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, the first African-American to do so.  October 2, 1967.

    Here is the message of President Johnson nominating Marshall to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

    More - Thurgood Marshall

    Tomorrow: retired Justice John Paul Stevens

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  1. harleenlikes:

    The sky was blue, and everything was perfect.

    Tomorrow: retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

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