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John Paul Stevens served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970-1975. President Ford nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat December 19, 1975. Justice Stevens retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2010.
Given his obvious writing ability, I was disappointed.
Most of all, this is about the five Chief Justices from Vinson through Stevens, and how for good and ill each affected the court and its working.
Although he discusses these 5, he gives little hint how he feels about them until at the very end of the chapter.
This is not an auto-biography, there is too little information on Justice Stevens in it. This book is his recollections on the five Chief Justices that he worked beside. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter
Great justice liberal republican voted for gore in bush gore trial should had been chief justice not RehnquistPublished 1 month ago by Michael Larthey
The book included a lot of information about the inner workings of the Supreme Court, but in the end I was a little disappointed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Douglas McFarland
Retired Justice Stevens is a wonderful man!
His kindness, courtesy and fair thinking is obvious in his writing. Read more
I have enjoyed legal histories and was looking forward to Justice Steven's view of his time on the court. Read morePublished 8 months ago by R. C Sheehy
Hard going for someone who's not a lawyer or a jurist; the layman will find a lack of narrative drive.Published 10 months ago by judygarlandheartbreaker.com