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John Paul Stevens on Government Reform

Supreme Court Justice (nominated by Pres. Ford 1975)


Against state term limits on candidates for congress

Stevens favors abortion rights, affirmative action, and defendantsí rights. His 1995 opinion struck down state term limits on candidates for congress. (X-ref government) Reuters article in Boston Globe, p. A45
Source: Reuters article in Boston Globe, p. A45 , Dec 1, 2000

Votes with liberal bloc against statesí rights

The nine court members can be divided into three general alliances, but all of the justices have crossed ideological lines. The three conservative justices and two of the swing justices usually support statesí rights [while the liberal bloc, including Stevens, do not].

Stevens favors abortion rights, affirmative action, and defendantsí rights. His 1995 opinion struck down state term limits on candidates for congress.

Source: Reuters article in Boston Globe, p. A45 , Dec 1, 2000

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