PBS NewsHour

How Justice John Paul Stevens hoped to be remembered

Clip: 07/17/2019 | 5m 59s Video has closed captioning.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died Tuesday at age 99. Stevens grew up in Chicago, served in the Navy and as a law clerk and worked in private practice before becoming a federal appeals judge in 1970. Five years later, President Gerald Ford nominated Stevens to the Supreme Court, where he remained for 35 years. Judy Woodruff remembers Stevens’ legal record and personal legacy.

Aired: 07/17/19

Rating: NR

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