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The making of a justice : reflections on my first 94 years / Justice John Paul Stevens.

Author/Creator:
Stevens, John Paul, 1920- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 549 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
Stevens, John Paul, 1920-
United States. Supreme Court.
Form/Genre:
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Summary:
"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 total more than 1000 opinions. In THE MAKING OF A JUSTICE, John Paul Stevens recounts the first ninety-four years of his extraordinary life, offering an intimate and illuminating account of his service on the nation's highest court. Appointed by President Gerald Ford and eventually retiring during President Obama's first term, Justice Stevens has been witness to, and an integral part of, landmark changes in American society. With stories of growing up in Chicago, his work as a naval traffic analyst at Pearl Harbor during World War II, and his early days in private practice, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most important Supreme Court decisions over the last four decades, THE MAKING OF A JUSTICE offers a warm and fascinating account of Justice Stevens' unique and transformative American life. This comprehensive memoir is a must read for those trying to better understand our country and the Constitution."--Jacket.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Weiner fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9780316489645
0316489646
OCLC:
1051136323
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