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Longest-serving Supreme Court justices

By the end of the term, Justice John Paul Stevens will have served longer than all but one justice in Supreme Court history.


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For liberals, replacing the irreplaceable justice
Article | In nearly 35 years on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens went from idiosyncratic maverick to the leader of the court's liberal wing. He always described it as the court's evolution more than his own -- almost all of his colleagues, he said, had been replaced by a justice with more conse...
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For Justice Stevens, a weighty decision
Article | FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. -- Around here, one of the most powerful men in the nation is known as plain old John Stevens -- courteous bridge player, early-morning regular at the country club's tennis courts, a quiet but active condo neighbor who checks his weight in the gym before heading off for his ...
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Looming elections raise likelihood of fight over nominee
Article | No matter whom President Obama puts forward as his next Supreme Court nominee, the White House is anticipating a fight within the sharply divided Senate, one made even more fractious by election-year politics.

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