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John Paul Stevens, longtime leader of Supreme Court’s liberal wing, dies at 99

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens testifies on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The panel is examining campaign finance rules which have been eased since 2010 court decisions opened the door for wealthy political action committees that can accept unlimited donations as expressions of political speech.  (AP Photo) DCSA101

John Paul Stevens, a moderate Midwestern Republican and former antitrust lawyer from Chicago who evolved into a savvy and sometimes passionate leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing and became the third-longest-serving justice on the high court before he retired in 2010, died July 16 at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 99....

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