Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead At Age 99, Longest-Serving Justices on the Bench

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served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years

ABOVE VIDEO: Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dead At Age 99.

(FOX NEWS) – Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the longest-serving justices on the bench, died Tuesday evening at the age of 99, the court announced in a statement.

Stevens served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years, and became its leading liberal.

The cause was “complications following a stroke he suffered on July 15,” the court said.

Stevens’ influence was felt on issues including abortion rights, protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty. He led the high court’s decision to allow terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay to plead for their freedom in U.S. courts.

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