Liberal? CNN Skips Far-Left Legacy of Supreme Court Judge

May 14th, 2019 10:30 AM
CNN’s John Berman talked to retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Tuesday and somehow never managed to call Stevens a liberal, despite his evidently far-left positions. The New Day co-host however, still managed to ask, “Are you still a Republican?” 

Bizarre: WashPost Hails Liberal Supreme Court Justice as a ‘Centrist’

May 13th, 2019 11:05 AM
Talk about misleading your audience. The Washington Post, in a front page headline teasing a story on John Paul Stevens, described the famously liberal Supreme Court justice as a “centrist.” The above-the-masthead tease insisted, “At 99, reflecting on a career as a Supreme Court centrist.” What’s most dishonest is that the misleading headline is even contradicted by Post writer Robert Barnes. In…

CNN's Chris Cuomo Wrongly Claims Justice Stevens Was a Reagan Pick

March 31st, 2018 5:49 PM
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, before a debate with Tim Schmidt of the Concealed Carry Association over whether the Second Amendment is in danger, host Chris Cuomo tried to bolster Second Amendment critic and liberal former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens by claiming that he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan when, in reality, he was appointed by President Gerald Ford -- a Republican…

New Yorker Writer: Second Amendment ‘Sanity’ = Gun Control

October 3rd, 2015 11:17 AM
In recent years, some advocates of increased gun control have called for repeal or revision of the Second Amendment, but Adam Gopnik believes that either would be superfluous. In a Friday article, Gopnik asserted that “the only amendment necessary for gun legislation…is the Second Amendment itself, properly understood, as it was for two hundred years in its plain original sense. This sense can…

Column: Ex-Justice Stevens Is Busy Pushing Book Urging Giving the Feds

April 24th, 2014 12:10 PM
Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens? Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 94, thinks the Constitution needs at least six amendments in order to bring the country more in line with what he believes is good for us. He outlines them in his new book, "Six…

NYT's Liptak Leads With Dissent in Supreme's 6-2 Race Ruling, Laments

April 23rd, 2014 8:31 AM
Even though the Supreme Court voted 6-2 to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action, New York Times's Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak in his lead story in Wednesday's paper first quoted Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent, the "most passionate and most significant dissent of her career." Liptak also promoted liberal ex-Justice John Paul Stevens's tirade against money in politics in a Tuesday…

Do Conservative Justices Have a Partisan Agenda, PBS's Woodruff Asks L

April 22nd, 2014 4:17 PM
On Monday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff sat down for a conversation with former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and she tried to get the amiable, elderly jurist to criticize his more conservative former colleagues. Stevens, to his credit, didn’t take the bait. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] The interview focused on Stevens’ new book about six amendments he would like to…

Stephanopoulos Pushes Liberal Justice Stevens to Bash GOP Audience

September 29th, 2011 12:53 PM
"Good Morning America's" George Stephanopoulos on Thursday invited retired Supreme Court Judge John Paul Stevens to bash the audience of a GOP presidential debate. The ABC host repeatedly offered up softballs to the liberal Stevens, asking at one point, "I don't know if you saw it, but there was actually a moment in one of the presidential debates where's the number of executions in Texas was…

Bozell Column: Glorifying 'Great' Liberal Judges

November 30th, 2010 10:13 PM
America was founded on the principle of representative democracy: the government would make policy based on the consent of the governed. Liberal elitists have grown increasingly impatient with this unenlightened system, and more and more, they are relying on judicial activists to remake society in their desired image. Far from being tribunes of the people, these judges are honored by the media…

CBS's Pelley Promotes Claim Supreme Court 'Stole' 2000 Election for Bu

November 29th, 2010 12:30 PM
In a softball interview with retired liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Sunday's 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley touted Stevens's opposition to the court ruling on the 2000 presidential election: "He thinks [Bush v. Gore] is one of the Court's greatest blunders....There were many people in this country who felt that the Supreme Court stole that election for President Bush…

To Media and Left, Wartime Service Unimportant for Supreme Court

May 27th, 2010 1:25 PM
The United States is fighting two wars - in Iraq and Afghanistan - so it's natural that the nation's leaders have a solid understanding of what war is about. But President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court has no wartime experience and if she is confirmed, that would mean no member of the highest court would have served in the military in or near combat. This is a major shift for a…

Breaking: Obama Picks Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

May 10th, 2010 12:56 AM
From reported moments ago:President Obama has selected Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the Associated Press.If her nomination is approved by the Senate, Kagen would fill the seat left open by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens and become the fourth woman ever to sit on the nation's highest court.

Bozell Column: Hollywood's Powerful Interests vs. Ordinary Citizens

April 24th, 2010 10:03 AM
When Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement, President Obama promised he would appoint someone like Stevens, who “knows that in a democracy, powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens.” In the world of politics, that phrase is self-explanatory. In the cultural arena, it’s more murky. When it comes to First Amendment cases on…

Honoring How Justice Stevens Channeled His 'Inner Wise Latina Woman

April 17th, 2010 6:46 PM
Newsweek's Dahlia Lithwick and law professor Sonja West wrote for about how empathy is a much better quality than diversity in Supreme Court justices: "If we can't in fact have a court that looks like America, we should seek a court that feels for America." But this push grew really weird when they suggested retiring Justice John Paul Stevens was somehow a Latina:  He grew up white,…