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2010-05-10 15:43:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Barack Obama nominated Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), congratulates Ms. Kagan on her nomination and calls upon the Senate to consider the nomination expeditiously. John Payton, President and Director-Counsel of LDF, stated: "As Solicitor General, Ms. Kagan has an exemplary record on most issues...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The debate over replacing Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court and retrospectives about his 34-year tenure are being assisted by Bill Barnhart and Gene Schlickman, authors of a new biography of Stevens. To contact Barnhart, call him at 773-233-9806 or write bbarnhart1@comcast.net . Schlickman can be reached at 219-872-2087. Check the web site http://www.barnhartbooks.com. Their book, John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life, being published...

2010-04-09 14:31:00

PRINCETON, N.J., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was announced today that Justice John Paul Stevens plans to retire from the Supreme Court some time this summer. On the subject of Justice Stevens's legacy, former law clerk Christopher Eisgruber cited his extraordinary career, "He will be remembered as a champion of the dignity of the individual and as a defender of the rule of law." "He is also special for another reason," says Eisgruber, "He was appointed by a president who...

2010-04-09 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the conservative grassroots public policy organization Eagle Forum, made the following remarks after Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the last military veteran serving on the high court, announced that he will retire: "The vacancy resulting from Stevens' retirement is significant because it means that the Supreme Court is at risk of being left without a single military veteran. For as long as...

2010-04-09 12:04:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) wishes to commend Justice Stevens upon the announcement of his retirement from the Supreme Court at the end of this term. "Justice Stevens' decades on the Court will be recorded in history as one of the most remarkable legacies in recent years. Justice Stevens is known as a stalwart in his protection of civil rights and civil liberties. For racial minorities and others who relied on...

2009-03-04 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upheld a Vermont jury's decision that Diana Levine, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Wyeth v. Levine could hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the injuries she suffered -- which included the loss of her arm -- after taking one of Wyeth's medicines. Writing the Supreme Court's majority opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens said Food and Drug Administration oversight of drug labeling doesn't...

2009-03-04 14:11:23

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday across ideological lines that federal law doesn't pre-empt state lawsuits for inadequate drug label warnings. The Bush administration had argued that the relatively mild federal law prevents such actions under tougher state laws and critics immediately said the decision would open the floodgates to a new round of drug label lawsuits. The case began when Diana Levine sought medical help for migraines. A Vermont clinic used injections of the...

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2008-10-09 07:25:00

The Supreme Court was split on Wednesday over whether President George W. Bush can excuse the Navy from federal environmental laws. This case pits the safety of whales against the Navy's military exercises. This is the most important environmental case of the current term.  The court is evaluating a verdict that required the Navy to take a range of safety measures in order to reduce potential harm to whales and dolphins. The four liberal justices voiced apprehension over the...


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