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John Paul Stevens
An Independent Life
Bill Barnhart and Gene Schlickman
“Terrific.” —Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine
“John Paul Stevens’s judicial philosophy may be hard to label but his integrity is rock solid. A lifetime in the law and the courage to speak his mind (see Bush v. Gore) make him a national treasure on our highest court.”—Richard J. Durbin, United States Senator
“In rich detail, John Paul Stevens tells the story of a Navy veteran, lawyer, judge, and justice who has shaped American law for over three decades. It is a valuable window in Justice Stevens’s often-unpredictable understanding of the Constitution and the law.”—John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and former White House Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton
Justice John Paul Stevens has proudly earned the title of the Court’s most prolific dissenter. In this impeccably researched book, journalist Bill Barnhart and retired lawyer and former legislator Gene Schlickman offer the first biography of this free-thinking man.
(2010) 325 pp., 43 illus.
Bill Barnhart was a columnist and editor for the Chicago Tribune for nearly 30 years. He is the co-author, with Gene Schlickman, of Kerner: The Conflict of Intangible Rights, the biography of former Illinois Governor Otto Kerner. He lives in Chicago’s Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood.
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