Latest John Paul Stevens News

Justice Ginsburg reports she's on way to 'well' after cancer

Sep. 1, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Saturday she's "alive" and on her way to being "very well" following radiation treatment for cancer. Ginsburg, 86, made the comments at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington. The event came a little over a week after...

Kagan speaks of Supreme Court credibility in Spokane

Jul. 25, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Supreme Court justices are aware of how decisions made along partisan lines can damage the credibility of the institution, Justice Elena Kagan said Thursday at a judicial conference in Washington state. "It's bad for the court and the judiciary if people think all the decisions are up...

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens to be laid to rest Tuesday

Jul. 23, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery during a private funeral planned for Tuesday. The 99-year-old former Supreme Court justice died last week in Florida. He served on the high court for nearly 35 years, retiring in 2010. Stevens served in...

Stevens praised as 'brilliant man' at Supreme Court ceremony

Jul. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a "brilliant man" with a "deep devotion to the rule of law" during a ceremony Monday at the court where he served for nearly 35 years. The 99-year-old Stevens died last week after suffering a stroke. Justice Elena Kagan,...

Governor orders Montana flags at half-staff for Stevens

Jul. 22, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff to honor former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Flags are to be lowered Tuesday in memory of Stevens, who died earlier this month at age 99. A ceremony was held Monday at the court where...

Stevens and ex-colleagues took different paths in retirement

Jul. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Constitution....

Trump to pay respects to late Justice John Paul Stevens

Jul. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going to pay his respects to the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Trump tweeted Monday morning, "Going with First Lady to pay our respects to Justice Stevens. Leaving now!" Stevens retired from the court in 2010 and died last week in Florida at age...

Utah governor order's flag-lowering Tuesday for Stevens

Jul. 20, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering that U.S. and Utah flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday in honor of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who will buried that day at Arlington National Cemetery. Herbert's office said in its...

Editorials from around New England

Jul. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT No disguising ugliness of Trump comments Connecticut Post July 17 Even at this late date, four years after he launched his presidential campaign in a spasm of xenophobia, there's a desire on the part of many Americans to believe that racism from the president of...