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Wickersham Award: Justice John Paul Stevens

The Friends of the Law Library of Congress presented the 2011 Wickersham Award for exceptional public service and dedication to the legal profession to former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. Following the award presentation, Justice Stevens was interviewed by Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "PBS NewsHour." Speaker Biography: Nominated by President Gerald Ford to replace the Court's longest-serving justice, William O. Douglas, Justice John Paul Stevens served from Dec. 19, 1975, until his retirement on June 29, 2010. At the time of his retirement, Stevens was the oldest member of the Court and the third-longest-serving justice in the Court's history. For captions, transcript, or more information visit
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