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Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried at the cemetery. The gravestone they will share has stood at Arlington, inscribed with both their names, since then. Stevens’ birthdate – April 20, 1920 – was chiseled on the stone, a blank space left for the date of his death.

John Paul Stevens looks back on nearly a century of life and law, but worries about the future

His 531-page book, to be published Tuesday, details the life and career of a World War II Navy code-breaker from a solidly Republican family, nominated to the federal bench by one GOP president (Richard Nixon) and elevated to the Supreme Court by another (Gerald Ford) who retired in 2010 as the court’s most outspoken liberal – though Stevens believes the court changed more than he did.

Obama honors Medal of Freedom recipients as heroes

Sketching impressive contributions to society in intensely personal terms, President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to more than a dozen political and cultural greats today, including rocker Bob Dylan, astronaut John Glenn and novelist Toni Morrison.

Obama nominates Elena Kagan to Supreme Court

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same independence, integrity and passion for the law exhibited by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

Religion may play role in justice pick

WASHINGTON – When Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens steps down this summer, he will leave the court – long dominated by Protestants – without one for the first time in its history. That historical oddity has reopened a low-key debate as to whether the religion of a justice matters, and whether President Barack Obama should consider the faith of his next nominee.

Women’s rights top court criteria

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose a nominee who pays heed to the rights of women and the privacy of their bodies. Yet he said he won’t enforce any abortion rights “litmus tests.” Obama said it is “very important to me” that his court choice take women’s rights into account in interpreting the Constitution, his most expansive comments yet about how a woman’s right to choose will factor into his decision.

Leahy: Supreme Court hearings should be in summer

The Senate chairman who oversees Supreme Court nominations says midsummer hearings will offer the best chance to avoid partisan fighting over Justice John Paul Stevens’ replacement.

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court’s oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.

Clerk hiring signals Stevens may retire

WASHINGTON – Justice John Paul Stevens, who will turn 90 early next year, has given a hint that this Supreme Court term will be his last, potentially clearing the way for a second appointee from President Barack Obama next summer. Stevens, like most of the justices, hires new law clerks a year in advance, and he confirmed he has hired only one clerk for the fall of 2010, not the usual contingent of three or four. Retired justices have only one clerk.