Chief Justice statement on Stevens retirement

Roberts makes public statement about Stevens' decision to step down

Published April 9, 2010 2:57PM (EDT)

A text of the statement by Chief Justice John Roberts on the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens.

Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has earned the gratitude and admiration of the American people for his nearly 40 years of distinguished service to the Judiciary, including more than 34 years on the Supreme Court. He has enriched the lives of everyone at the Court through his intellect, independence, and warm grace. We have all been blessed to have John as our colleague and his wife Maryan as our friend. We will miss John's presence in our daily work, but will take joy in his and Maryan's continued friendship in the years ahead.

By The Associated Press

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