john paul stevens
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.
“His performance in the hearings changed my mind."
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.
Trump will be sworn in by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.
"I'm not aware of any confirmation process that's been delayed to the extent that this one is."
Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.
If the Second Amendment doesn't protect an individual right to own a gun, we don't need to repeal or amend it in order to establish major gun control laws. We must remember that this tale is the NRA's doing, not the Founders of the Constitution, and that it is rooted in fear.