Justice John Paul Stevens

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The honorable John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 to his retirement in 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 and was a law clerk to Justice Wiley Rutledge of the Supreme Court during the 1947 term. Nominated by President Gerald Ford, Stevens recently published a memoir about his time with the court titled "Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir." President Obama will award Stevens the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States, on May 29. Stevens' lecture was the keynote presentation of the conference, "Representing Hope: New Paradigms for Access," hosted by Arkansas Access to Justice and the UALR Bowen School of Law. He discusses the Citizens United decision and why he thinks the Court has second thoughts about the breadth of the decision


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  • Law
  • supreme court
  • campaign finance
  • Citizens United