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Justice Stevens: One Man, Two Courts

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 12th, 2010 4:32 am by HL

Justice Stevens: One Man, Two Courts
Linda Greenhouse, New York Times
THE more than 34 years that Justice John Paul Stevens has served on the Supreme Court represent not just a very long tenure, but a bridge between two eras of our domestic and judicial politics. Justice Stevens entered the court from one world, and he will emerge from it a few months from now into another.Just how different those two worlds are was brought home to me a year ago when, for a law school symposium, I was researching Justice Stevens’s contribution to the court’s abortion jurisprudence. He was the first person named to the Supreme Court after the court declared…

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Worlds Without Women
Maureen Dowd, New York Times
When I was in Saudi Arabia, I had tea and sweets with a group of educated and sophisticated young professional women.I asked why they were not more upset about living in a country where women’s rights were strangled, an inbred and autocratic state more like an archaic men’s club than a modern nation. They told me, somewhat defensively, that the kingdom was moving at its own pace, glacial as that seemed to outsiders. 

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