Retired supreme court justice John Paul Stevens dies at age 99

John Paul Stevens emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal who served 35 years on the nation's highest court.
0:40 | 07/17/19

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We begin tonight with breaking news. Retired supreme court justice John Paul Stevens died tonight in ft. Lauderdale, Florida after suffering a stroke yesterday. President Jerald Ford appointed Stevens in 1975 as a moderate. But he eventually emerged at court's leading liberal, retiring after serving 35 years on the nation's highest court. I think I've been told over and over again in case after case after case that on some issues I surprised people, yes. But all judges do that. In 2012, president Obama awarded him the medal of freedom. Justice John Paul Stevens was 99 years old.

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