Lesser-Known Stevens Rulings Changed Face Of Law

Law360 (April 9, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT) -- Outgoing U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is known for many things: his refutation of Bush-era terrorist detainee practices, his dialed-back stance on the death penalty and his bow tie, but he also made a more inconspicuous impact on the law.

When the famously amiable justice retires this summer, he'll leave a record of decisions on antitrust and administrative law that, while sometimes overlooked, is as enduring a legacy as his more widely known body of dissents and opinions.

Stevens' landmark 1984 opinion in Chevron USA Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. allowed federal regulatory agencies to do their...

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