Justice John Paul Stevens
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John Paul Stevens | 1920-2019

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the independent-minded jurist whose bright bow ties and courteous manner symbolized an old-fashioned style of integrity, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke a day earlier. He was 99.

In January 1976, Justice Stevens before his first working session on the Supreme Court. (Associated Press)
Before his swearing-in as justice in December 1975, Stevens, right, and his wife, Elizabeth, talk with Chief Justice Warren Burger and his wife, Elvera. (Associated Press)
As a Supreme Court nominee in 1975, then-federal Circuit Court Judge Stevens testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Associated Press)
Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Stevens, from left, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. during a photo session in 2006. Stevens retired in 2010.  (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
Stevens attends a memorial for late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist in June 2006.
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Retired Justice Stevens testifies before a Senate committee.
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Justices Antonin Scalia, left, Anthony M. Kennedy and Stevens arrive for President George W. Bush’s swearing-in in January 2001.  (Tim Sloan / AFP/Getty Images)
Stevens testifies before a Senate committee. (Allison Shelley / AFP/Getty Images)