Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at 99

Stevens’ influence was felt on issues including abortion rights, protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty.

  • Published 16 July 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died. He was 99. Stevens’ influence was felt on issues including abortion rights, protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty. He led the high court’s decision to allow terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay to plead for their freedom in U.S. courts. As a federal appeals court judge in Chicago, Stevens… Read at AP News