Breaking News! Justice John Paul Stevens To Retire This Summer

The legal world was met with the news this morning that Justice John Paul Stevens, the senior-most member of the U.S. Supreme Court will retire this summer. The ABA Journal Law News Now released an interesting article this morning detailing two of Justice Stevens’ top cases while serving on the High Court.
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Stevens’ Top Cases:
Rasul v. Bush (2004) and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006)

Rasul v. Bush (2004) and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006)

Rasul let Guantanamo Bay detainees challenge their imprisonment in federal courts; Hamdan “invalidated the use of military commissions, rejecting the Bush administration’s claim to unlimited executive power.” (Lawrence Rosenthal, clerk, 1983-1984) “The cases changed the framework of the way the U.S. fought terrorism.” (Joseph Thai, clerk, 2000-2001)

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