John Paul Stevens

John Paul Stevens, 1920–, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1975–2010). After receiving his law degree from Northwestern Univ. (1947), he clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge (1947–48). After many years of private practice in Chicago, he was named to the federal Court of Appeals in 1970. In 1975, President Ford named him to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a justice, he initially was allied with neither the liberal nor the conservative wings of the court, maintaining a moderate and independent voting record. The replacement of liberal justices by more conservative appointees, however, made Stevens one of the more liberal members of the court by the 1990s.

See biography by B. Barnhart and G. Schlickman (2010).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

John Paul Stevens: Selected full-text books and articles

The Justices of the United States Supreme Court: Their Lives and Major Opinions By Leon Friedman; Fred L. Israel Chelsea House, vol.5, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Includes "John Paul Stevens"
The Freedom of Speech By Stevens, John Paul The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 102, No. 6, April 1993
Judges on Judging: Views from the Bench By David M. O'Brien Chatham House Publishers, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Deciding What to Decide: The Docket and the Rule of Four" by John Paul Stevens Justice, Supreme Court of the United States"
Preemption of Common Law Claims and the Prospects for FIFRA: Justice Stevens Puts the Genie Back in the Bottle By Hendricks, Jennifer S Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall 2004
Contemporary Questions Surrounding the Constitutional Amending Process By John R. Vile Praeger Publishers, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of John Paul Stevens begins on p. 28
Gerald R. Ford and the Politics of Post-Watergate America By Alexej Ugrinsky; Bernard J. Firestone Greenwood Press, vol.1, 1993
Librarian’s tip: "The Politics of Professionalism: President Gerald R. Ford's Appointment of Justice John Paul Stevens" begins on p. 111
Pornography and the Justices: The Supreme Court and the Intractable Obscenity Problem By Richard F. Hixson Southern Illinois University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VIII "Content Restriction"
Reno V. ACLU: The First Amendment, Electronic Media, and the Internet Indecency Issue By Craig, J. Robert Communications and the Law, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 1998
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