Lesser-Known Stevens Rulings Changed Face Of Law

Law360, New York (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...
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