Friday, April 09, 2010

Justice Stevens Announces Retirement

The Washington Post reports that today U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens notified President Obama that he will retire one day after the end of the current Supreme Court term. (Full text of Stevens resignation letter.) Justice Stevens religion clause jurisprudence is reviewed in the following articles: Eduardo M. Penalever, Treating Religion as Speech: The Religion Clause Jurisprudence of Justice Stevens (SSRN, November 2005); Christopher L. Eisgruber, Justice Stevens, Religious Freedom, and the Value of Equal Membership, 74 Fordham L. Rev. 2177 (2006); Robert F. Nagel, Justice Stevens' Religion Problem, (June/July 2003 First Things).