• John Paul Stevens is a very much not dead former Justice of the Supreme Court

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Joined court
  • December 31, 1974 - William Douglas suffered a stroke
  • Seven justices votes to postpone cases where Douglas's vote may make a difference
  • November 12, 1975 - Douglas retired, assuming he could continue as a senoir judge and ending the previous court
  • December 19, 1975 - Stevens took seat on the Supreme Court after being nominated by Gerald Ford and being confirmed 98-0
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Leaving the Court
  • Apr 9, 2010: Stevens announced he would retire at the start of the Court's summer 2010 recess
  • May 10, 2010: Barack Obama nominated Elena Kagan for Stevens' seat
  • Aug 5, 2010: Elena Kagan confirmed (63-37)
  • Aug 7, 2010: Kagan began time on court
  • Aug 17, 2010: Kagan was sworn in


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