“Some Thoughts about a Former Colleague”

  • April 25, 2016 • 1:30 PM – 3 PM
  • Graham Chapel

Why You Should Listen:

When John Paul Stevens joined the Supreme Court in 1975, the conventional wisdom was that the conservative Republican would add balance to a liberal Court. The conventional wisdom proved to be wrong, for throughout his 35-year tenure, Stevens often supported the rights of the individual, which found him in the liberal camp when it came to such significant judgments as supporting abortion rights, opposing the death penalty, and upholding the rights of the disabled.

After brief remarks, Stevens will be joined on stage by three legal scholars and participate in a discussion on the second amendment.