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A Look Back At Justice Stevens' Most Important Opinions

Law360 (July 16, 2019, 10:32 PM EDT) -- Justice John Paul Stevens wrote over 1,000 opinions in his 34 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, leaving a footprint in the court’s jurisprudence still visible today.

Here, Law360 looks back at his most important decisions, from landmark First Amendment cases to those involving the separation of powers.

Justice Stevens — who died Tuesday at age 99 — sat down with Law360 in 2017 to talk about his legacy. Asked which opinion he was most proud of from a career spanning seven presidents, the native Chicagoan demurred in characteristic fashion.

“It’s difficult for me to rank them,” he said. “But I really...

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