John Paul Stevens, ‘The Rule Of Law Judge,’ Known As A ‘Judge’s Judge’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

John Paul Stevens, 'The Rule Of Law Judge,' Known As A 'Judge's Judge' | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Cliff Sloan, former clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens, talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance Justice John Paul Stevens placed on the rule of law in the United States of America.
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John Paul Stevens, 'The Rule Of Law Judge,' Known As A 'Judge's Judge' | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

31 Comments on "John Paul Stevens, ‘The Rule Of Law Judge,’ Known As A ‘Judge’s Judge’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. She's my President | July 17, 2019 at 1:30 AM | Reply

    I hope he put up a fight against the MSNBCannibal attack

  2. Shawn Badanjek | July 17, 2019 at 1:32 AM | Reply

    Did he die?

  3. Wish there were more ethical judges like him on the supreme court these days.

  4. MatchstalkMan | July 17, 2019 at 1:54 AM | Reply

    In the future…

    “Former president trump was buried today. Police and Secret Service personnel were on hand to marshall the 25 million Americans who visited his last resting place to dance on his grave.”

  5. The Supreme Court’s job should be to uphold the rule of law. Yes, we may disagree with it, but if that is what is being followed, that is critical because it proves that the law is the law.

  6. I’m going to wear a bow tie this week to honor him.

    • RJ SIMPKINS : That’s kinda’ touching . . . Nice idea . . . Nice thought. The sort of thing that people may comment on, around the water cooler, presenting the opportunity to talk about Justice Stevens; maybe inform them? I like people like you 👍✌️

    • Rikard Peterson | July 17, 2019 at 10:04 AM | Reply

      Bowties are cool.

  7. Rest in Peace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

  8. Justice John Paul Stevens was true conservative. A man who valued the rule of law and precedent more than any other Supreme Court Justice. He knew he wielded great power, but his greatness is rooted in how he chose use that power with restraint and dignity. He was a great man and an even greater American. May He Rest In Peace.

  9. “Not above the law” – That is the be all and end all of the rule of law. Without upholding this principle, there can be no equal justice under the law and therefore no civility.

    But we must not be surprised that this principle is not upheld in the United States of America. It fits right in the picture with undemocratic mechanics like electoral college and partisan gerrymandering on steroids. Its all meant to have a minority rule over the majority.

    • Crystal Giddens | July 17, 2019 at 5:40 AM | Reply

      by mechanics you mean the law, right? the court ruled the law sides with the states on gerrymandering and naturally the electoral college too so which is it? you favor the rule of law only when it suits you?

  10. Never heard of Stevens, till he died. Sounds like a great guy, from the biography I got from CNN, though. A man who quietly contributed to America, asking nothing in return. RIP ✌️

  11. Michael Beasley | July 17, 2019 at 7:50 AM | Reply

    Now if that old hag RGB will follow him.

  12. Common Sense A Super Power | July 17, 2019 at 9:11 AM | Reply

    Does this mean Dotard is going to replace Justice Steven’s position with a pro-tRump judge like Kavanagh?

  13. Raymond Licon | July 17, 2019 at 9:14 AM | Reply

    Wasn’t this thejudge who advocated for redoing the US constitution?

  14. Andrew Garcia | July 17, 2019 at 10:58 AM | Reply

    IS THIS THE JUDGE FROM THE PEOPLE’S COURT? HE HAD A BAILIFF WITH A DOG NAME….RUSTY!

  15. Mind Freshener | July 17, 2019 at 11:16 AM | Reply

    Transvestite “Rachel” Maddow, ‘The Man in Drag’ known as the ‘Transvestite’s Transvestitute’.

  16. Mind Freshener | July 17, 2019 at 11:16 AM | Reply

    Transvestite “Rachel” Maddow, ‘The Man in Drag’ known as the ‘Transvestite’s Transvestitute’.

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