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ADVISORY: Discussion on John Paul Stevens’ Retirement, the Counterweight to the Court’s Conservative Majority

June 29, 2010, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277
Email: mmeth@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. — The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens marks the end of a controversial chapter for the U.S. Supreme Court. As the administration and Congress work to fill Justice Steven’s seat on the nation’s highest bench, a new biography sheds light on the career and life of the second longest serving justice in the Court’s modern history. A Republican appointee, today Stevens is the principal counterweight to the Court’s conservative majority. In John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life authors Bill Barnhart and Gene Schlickman reveal how Stevens fights for judicial balance and how his story can guide Obama and future presidents in filling Court vacancies.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with the authors of this insightful and timely new biography.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Featured panelists:

Bill Barnhart, co-author, John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life Gene Schlickman, co-author, John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life

Moderated by:

John Halpin, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m.

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Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005

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