This book is an amazing view into the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice John Paul Stevens served 34 years on the court, and wrote more than 1,000 opinions. He recounts many important periods in his life, and many important decisions on the bench. President Gerald Ford appointed him to the bench (and also said he was prepared to let "history's judgment" of his presidency rest exclusively on that decision), and President Barack Obama appointed his successor, Justice Elena Kagan. 

Each Chapter in the book is dedicated to a term on the SCOTUS. He heard cases on gerrymandering, the 2000 Presidential election, election law, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, eminent domain, and many, many others over his forty years on the Federal bench. Justice Stevens is a jurist we all can look to and appreciate as society is becoming more polarized, as opposed to more integrated.

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