Given his leadership role on the court and his strong voice for all Americans, Justice Stevens leaves large shoes to fill. The President now has an opportunity to name a worthy successor who will stand up for equal justice for all, not just the wealthy or powerful.
Washington, DC (Vocus) April 10, 2010
Statement from Nan Aron, President of the Alliance for Justice on the Retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Today
“For over three decades, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has been a tremendous force for fairness on the Supreme Court, and his contributions to the advancement of constitutional protections are immense. He has emerged as one of the Court's most vocal and eloquent spokespersons for individual liberties, separation of powers, and equal access to justice. A master tactician, he leaves a legacy of championing personal freedoms and human dignity in defense of everyday Americans. His fierce protection of core Constitutional values and his distinctive voice will be greatly missed.”
“Given his leadership role on the court and his strong voice for all Americans, Justice Stevens leaves large shoes to fill. The President now has an opportunity to name a worthy successor who will stand up for equal justice for all, not just the wealthy or powerful.”
For more information, or to speak with Nan Aron, contact Marissa Brown at (202) 822-6070 or Marissa(at)afj(dot)org
About Alliance for Justice – Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women’s, children’s and consumer advocacy organizations. Since its inception in 1979, AFJ has worked to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community’s ability to positively influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates. For more information visit http://www.afj.org