Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the judge with the second-longest tenure on the highest court, has died at a hospital in Florida at the age of 99.
Stevens experienced significant personal transformation while on the bench, ideologically shifting from identifying as a Republican to leading the court’s liberal wing.
Put on the court by former President Gerald Ford, Stevens eschewed doctrinal purity in favor of weighing each case’s individual merits and facts.
Back in May, Stevens sat down with CNN to share his thoughts on Trump:
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Trump doesn't understand the role of the judiciary in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/wdiCBiyVby
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) May 14, 2019
The New York Times has an extensive obituary on the justice’s life and body of work here.