John Paul Stevens, retired Supreme Court justice, has died

By Caroline Linton

/ CBS News

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 as a moderate but later became a leading liberal voice, has died, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. He was 99.

The cause of death was complications from a stroke he suffered on Monday, the Supreme Court said.

This is a breaking story. It will be updated.

First published on July 16, 2019 / 8:50 PM

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