MALDEF Recognizes Justice Stevens' Contributions; Looks Forward to Successor Who Will Uphold Legacy

April 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of MALDEF, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Justice John P. Stevens will retire:

"For over a third of a century, Justice Stevens has served as a strong voice of reason and wisdom on the Supreme Court. As the Court became increasingly conservative and activist, Justice Stevens emerged as a bulwark against further erosion of constitutional rights and protections. MALDEF looks forward to the nomination and quick confirmation of a successor who will be an appropriate inheritor of Justice Stevens' impressive legacy."

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