People For The American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement in response to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement to retire earlier today:
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"Justice Stevens deserves our deepest thanks for his service to our country. In his years on the Court, he's been a guardian of the rights and liberties of ordinary Americans, and shown a commitment to the core constitutional values that are the foundation of our democracy. In scores of decisions, he's provided crucial leadership to the Court, most recently in his ringing dissent in Citizens United v. FEC, which struck down more than a century of settled law limiting corporate influence in elections.