john paul stevens

Photos of a Russian space launch, Puerto Rican protests and a major heatwave round out this week's best images.
Attendees at Monday's casket-viewing praised the late Supreme Court justice as a "brilliant man" who was devoted to the rule of law.
Stevens, the third-longest-serving justice, retired during President Barack Obama's first term.
Stevens, who died Tuesday, was unusually candid about political issues after he retired from the Supreme Court.
Stevens led the court's effort to provide legal protections for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
The 98-year-old opened up about his nearly 35-year tenure on the high court in a New York Times interview.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’ll be keeping her seat on the Supreme Court for “at least five more years.”
The justice compared her timeline to that of her former colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at age 90.
"That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform," he wrote in a New York Times op-ed.