Tag Archives: Justice John Paul Stevens

The most polite justice

WASHINGTON - When attorneys step up to the podium to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, they never know what to expect from the justices, who often interrupt and interject in such a way as to make it hard for counsel to get a word in edgewise. But when Justice John Paul Stevens leans forward to speak, counsel can always expect a different approach.

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Supreme Court: Who will replace Justice Stevens?

WASHINGTON - In a statement that sent ripples through the legal world, the Supreme Court's eldest jurist, Justice John Paul Stevens recently said that he will decide by sometime in April whether this term on the Supreme Court will be his last. Who might President Barack Obama select to replace Stevens should he get the chance?

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