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.
John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99, the Supreme Court announces in this statement pic.twitter.com/00bxz2D4DX
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 17, 2019
[photo via Allison Shelley / Getty Images]
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