The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, July 18, 2019

How Justice John Paul Stevens Shaped—and Misshaped—American Law –

Appointed by President Gerald Ford, Stevens played a central role in some of the biggest legal conflicts of the past four decades, from the clashes over gun control and eminent domain to the battles over free speech and medical marijuana. Unfortunately, he had a tendency to vote against the constitutional protections spelled out in the Bill of Rights.


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