Justice John Paul Stevens Through The Years

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April 9, 2010: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement this morning, after serving on the Court for 34 years. We look back at some picture-worthy moments of his career.

Stevens visits with President Obama and Vice President Biden during a presidential visit to the Supreme Court in Jan 2009.From left, Obama, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas, David Souter and Biden.

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Stevens was a captain on University High School’s 1937 “lightweight” basketball team. He won its season opener with a last-minute shot.

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Stevens (right) played forward and was a captain on the 1936 University High soccer team.

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Stevens’s 1941 class portrait.

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Stevens (right) was chosen to lead the Grand March of the 1941 Washington Prom, which was held downtown at the Palmer House.

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Stevens (back row, third from right) was part of the Psi Upsilon fraternity while at the University of Chicago.

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Stevens with then President Gerald Ford (left), and Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger (center) in December 1975.

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Stevens at a Burr Ridge Illinois park named in his honor in May 1985. To his left are his grandchildren, Edward and Susie Jedlick. To his right is Robert Steinke, left, who came up with the winning name for the park.

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Stevens speaks at the University of Chicago Law School during a 1991 Bill of Rights symposium.

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Stevens speaks with Edward Levi, former University of Chicago president and dean of the Law School, at a Law School conference in 1991. Levi recommended Stevens for the Court in 1975, when Levi was serving as U.S. Attorney General.

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Supreme Court Justices, (from front) Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer file down the steps of the Supreme Court before Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s funeral procession in September 2005.

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Stevens swears in Roberts in September 2005.

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. (left) and Stevens walk down the steps of the Supreme Court after Roberts’s investiture ceremony in October 2005.

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Stevens at Roberts’s swearing in ceremony, with former President George W. Bush and Jane Roberts in September 2005.

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Stevens at Obama’s inauguration ceremony at the Capitol in January 20 2009.

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Stevens at a welcoming ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the White House in August 2009.

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