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An Interview With Justice Stevens

Publication Date: 
November 03, 2011
Source: 
SCOTUSblog
Author: 
Kali Borkoski

In the below SCOTUSblog Professor Jeffrey Fisher interviews retired Justice John Paul Stevens to discuss his new memoir "Five Chiefs," in which Justice Stevens reflects on his time at the Court and his relationships with five different Chief Justices.

Earlier this month, retired Justice John Paul Stevens sat down with one of his former clerks, Stanford law professor Jeffrey Fisher, for an interview. The occasion was the Justice’s publication of Five Chiefs, his memoir on his time at the Court and his relationships with five different Chief Justices. During their interview, the Justice discussed several topics – such as the Court’s decision-making process, political gerrymandering, the confirmation process, and the death penalty – that have not not received much attention in other interviews about the book, and which are likely to be of substantial interest to our readers. The lightly edited transcript of their interview follows.