Section Newsletter Articles on Judges and Judiciary
Justice Stevens and the virtue of being indifferent to popularity
Bench and Bar
, April 2012
Throughout his nearly 40 years as a judge, John Paul Stevens adhered to judicial neutrality by following the principle he expressed at the CBA luncheon almost 38 years ago, “it is the business of judges to be indifferent to popularity.” And in so doing, he became one of the most popular justices of our era.