Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead at Age 99


John Paul Stevens

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

The Supreme Court said John Paul Stevens died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from complications of a stroke. His daughters were by his side when he passed away.

 

“On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away. A son of the Midwest heartland and a veteran of World War II, Justice Stevens devoted his long life to public service, including 35 years on the Supreme Court. He brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom, and independence. His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation. We extend our deepest condolences to his children Elizabeth and Susan, and to his extended family,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in the statement, according to ABC News.

John Paul Stevens was in the news recently when he called for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens also told a crowd of retirees last year that Judge Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the Supreme Court.

Stevens was appointed by Gerald Ford but was a dependable liberal vote on the highest court.


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