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Retired justice prods Congress, candidates on gun control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prodded Congress on Monday to act and presidential candidates to speak out on gun control at a time when gunmen are carrying out mass killings across the United States.Full story

Fmr. Justice Stevens criticizes Citizens United

  Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens this week criticized the court’s ruling on Citizens United, warning that the case will likely need to be revisited. Building on Stevens’ remarks, New York University professor Kenji Yoshino, LA Times reporter Matea Gold, The Hill columnist Karen Finney,

Retired justice says campaign finance ruling made cash king

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens leveled new criticism on Wednesday against the court's landmark 2010 ruling on campaign financing, saying it had allowed corporations to ramp up spending and non-voters to influence the outcome of elections. Full story

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John Paul Stevens

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas
Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas

With the addition of the Supreme Court's newest member, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, top, right, the high court sits for a new group photograph, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at the Supreme Courtin Washington. Seated, from left are: Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, C