Title

Memoriam: Justice John Paul Stevens

Document Type

In Memoriam

Publication Date

2020

Center/Program

Center for Constitutional Governance

Abstract

When Justice John Paul Stevens passed away on July 16, 2019, I was flooded with personal memories of my year clerking for him. The standard words of comfort when someone dies are that they will live on through the individuals that knew and loved them. Justice Stevens sat on the Supreme Court for more than three decades; his loss would be felt beyond those who knew him personally. I wondered how history would remember him.

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