The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years

The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years

A masterful and personal account of life on the Supreme Court that offers a unique understanding of American history from one of the most prominent jurists of our time When Justice John Paul Stevens retired from the Supreme Court of the United States in 2010, he left a legacy of service unequaled in the history of the Court. During his thirty-four-year tenure, Justice Stev...

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Title:The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years
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  • Dan Cotter

    This book is a great telling of the amazing life so far of Justice John Paul Stevens. In it, not a word of negativity in it. Also, not a great deal of gossip or personal story telling about fellow justices in here. JPS addresses each year of his 34 on the Supreme Court and some key decisions. For those not SCOTUS junkies, it might be a bit difficult to navigate through and digest, but as has been noted in some other reviews, it is worth it. There are many nuggets of wisdom that today's Supreme C

    This book is a great telling of the amazing life so far of Justice John Paul Stevens. In it, not a word of negativity in it. Also, not a great deal of gossip or personal story telling about fellow justices in here. JPS addresses each year of his 34 on the Supreme Court and some key decisions. For those not SCOTUS junkies, it might be a bit difficult to navigate through and digest, but as has been noted in some other reviews, it is worth it. There are many nuggets of wisdom that today's Supreme Court can glean from Stevens. Worthy addition to the SCOTUS shelves.

  • Lorna

    was a lovely book. This beautiful man, Justice John Paul Stevens, has witnessed so much American history as he sat on the United States Supreme Court for thirty-four years as one of our most beloved jurists. Justice Stevens was appointed to the court by President Gerald Ford and resigned during President Barack Obama's first term in office.

    Justice Stevens chose to organize his memoir of his time on the Supreme Court according to a saying

    was a lovely book. This beautiful man, Justice John Paul Stevens, has witnessed so much American history as he sat on the United States Supreme Court for thirty-four years as one of our most beloved jurists. Justice Stevens was appointed to the court by President Gerald Ford and resigned during President Barack Obama's first term in office.

    Justice Stevens chose to organize his memoir of his time on the Supreme Court according to a saying by Justice Byron White, that each time a justice joins the Court, it creates a new dynamic and a different institution, a new Court. Within that premise, Justice Stevens reflects on his thirty-four years as an associate justice, discussing notable cases and reflections of each of those eleven Courts of his tenure, i.e., the Stevens court; the O'Connor court; the Scalia court; the Kennedy court; the Souter court; the Thomas court; the Ginsburg court, the Breyer court; the Roberts and Alito courts; the Sotomayor court; and the Kagan court. I must say that I loved his personal connections to all of this history and his views on some controversial decisions of the Supreme Court. In the shadow of cases like

    and the infamous

    decision, Justice Stevens gives a lot of insight. At the end of the day, I must thank the Justice for his service and say that his measured voice is missed. Besides, a photograph with his bow tie and lovely smile, and I am comforted.

  • Linda Smatzny

    Perfect for lawyers and people interested in the Supreme Court. The book contains pictures. Forgot to mention when this was posted earlier that I received this book for free from the Goodreads First Reads program.

  • Peter Z.

    I've read many of his opinions. If this book is even twice as good as those, it will still be great enough to line the bird cage.

  • Terry Earley

    library request ebook 5-24-2019

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