Two posts in one

Farewell to Justice Stevens

As it did for so many people, the passing last week of Justice John Paul Stevens saddened me, and caused me to reflect on his remarkable tenure.  It is curious to realize that, at his confirmation hearing, his health — he had recently had bypass surgery — and his ability to serve a “full” term on the Supreme Court was an issue.  He went on to serve for nearly 35 years and was just short of 91 years old when he retired. Read more