Stevens’ friends say he doesn’t agree that he has become more liberal, believing instead that the philosophical makeup of the court has become more conservative. Many believe both shifts happened.
When retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wanted to go swimming during a recent trip to Hawaii, many warned him against the idea because of the ocean’s strong undertow.
Stevens, now 90 years old, encountered resistance from locals, as well as Navy SEAL trainers on the beach. But the Chicago native, who is a strong swimmer, was determined.