John Paul Stevens

Four FAMU Law Students Awarded Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship

Four Florida A&M University College of Law students are recipients of the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship. Alba Manuela Suarez, Jai’Ehir Jackson-Hawkins, Derrick Gaiter and Seana-Jahan La Coa received the monetary awards. The program provides grants allowing students at participating law schools to work in unpaid public...
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President Honors Justice John Paul Stevens at Supreme Court Memorial

President Eduardo Peñalver delivered remarks on May 2 at a memorial service at the U.S. Supreme Court in honor of the late Justice John Paul Stevens. President Peñalver once clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens, who died in July 2019. The prior day, the president was the guest...

John Paul Stevens (1975–2010)

Although he was a child of the Depression, Justice John Paul Stevens was born into one of Chicago's wealthiest families. A decorated World War II codebreaker, Stevens went on to a law career that included a clerkship for Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge and a stint on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Although he was appointed by Republican President Richard Nixon, Stevens became the bedrock of the court's liberal wing. He spearheaded decisions in cases like Sony v. Universal City Studios, which allowed people to use VCRs without violating copyright laws, and worked to strengthen and uphold the Americans With Disabilities Act. When he retired at 90, he was the third-longest-serving justice in the court's history.