09
Apr
10

Farewell to the bow tie

How many World Series rings you got there? Thought so.

It’s somewhat odd that when you’ve been the longest serving Supreme Court Justice ever, one of the first thing the New York Times notes in the article about you stepping down is your bow tie. So it goes. That’s why we read nothing but US Weekly (the truth hurts).

In actual fact, it’s the passing of an era. Over his 34 years on the court, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has embodied a fixed moral point in a changing time. A Republican, a veteran of World War 2, and a late participant in the legendary Warren Court, Justice Stevens began his career in the moderate center of the Supreme Court, but as the make-up shifted over the years, he came to be the leader of the liberal wing.

Regardless, we raise our glass in cheers to a Justice who was a consistent supporter of open and accessible government. Good on you Justice Stevens.

And yes, watch this space for more info on the potential replacements. Someone, dare we say it, young?

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