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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead at 99

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away at 99.

Stevens served from 1975––nominated by President Gerald Ford––until 2010 when he retired. He is the third-longest serving justice in the history of the Supreme Court.

A statement from the Supreme Court Tuesday night says Stevens died of complications after suffering a stroke on Monday. You can read that full statement below.

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