He was AP Photo, File. Retired U. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died at a Florida hospital Tuesday nine years after his retirement from the bench, but his rulings have left a long legacy including ones that still affect Alabama. The Chicago native served 35 years on the U.
Supreme Court; the only justices who served longer were William Douglas, whom Stevens replaced in , and Stephen Field. Supreme Court decision that banned the death penalty for the mentally disabled—something that still has nationwide effects, including in Alabama. Because of their disabilities in areas of reasoning, judgment, and control of their impulses, however, they do not act with the level of moral culpability that characterizes the most serious adult criminal conduct. The case made its way through the legal system and landed at the U.
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Supreme Court in At one time it was thought that this right merely proscribed the preference of one Christian sect over another, but would not require equal respect for the conscience of the infidel, the atheist, or the adherent of a non-Christian faith such as Islam or Judaism. In another case in , the U. While the majority opinion was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, Stevens wrote a concurring opinion. More information about this report can be viewed below. People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content.
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