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The making of a justice : reflections on my first 94 years

Author: John Paul Stevens
Publisher: New York ; Boston ; London : Little, Brown and Company, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A masterful and personal account of life on the Supreme Court that offers a unique understanding of American history from one of the most prominent jurists of our time. When Justice John Paul Stevens retired from the Supreme Court of the United States in 2010, he left a legacy of service unequaled in the history of the Court. During his thirty-four-year tenure, Justice Stevens was a prolific writer, authoring in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: John Paul Stevens; John Paul Stevens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Paul Stevens
ISBN: 9780316489645 0316489646
OCLC Number: 1051136323
Description: ix, 549 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: My ancestors --
Grammar school --
FDR and Babe Ruth --
The armed robbery --
The World's Fair --
Delavan, Wisconsin --
The University of Chicago --
Joining the Navy --
Naval service on Oahu --
Law school --
Law clerk for Wiley Rutledge --
The Poppenhusen Firm --
The "Celler Committee" --
The 1952 GOP convention --
Rothschild, Stevens & Barry --
Pro bono work --
Teaching antitrust law --
People v. Isaacs --
The Court of Appeals --
Two scandals --
Taking the oath of office --
The Stevens court --
The O'Connor court --
The Scalia court --
The Kennedy court --
The Souter court --
The Thomas court --
The Ginsburg court --
The Breyer court --
The Roberts and Alito courts --
The Sotomayor court --
The Kagan court.
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"The inspiring legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens-including both the brilliance of his mind and the humaneness of his character-are well represented in his last book, The Making of a Justice." --New Read more...

 
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