On Tuesday night, July 16th, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away. Stevens, who was the third-longest serving Justice in the highest court, died at the age of 99.
John Paul Stevens was nominated to the Bench in 1975 from President Ford. 5 years prior, he was called to serve at a federal appeals court in Chicago by President Richard Nixon.
Stevens passed away on Tuesday night in Florida following a brief illness. He is survived by 2 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Several people took to social media to share their tributes after the sad loss:
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