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Honor guards salute as they execute the changing of the guard in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court where the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is laying in repose, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The 99-year-old former Supreme Court justice died last week in Florida. He served on the high court for nearly 35 years, retiring in 2010.

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John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court justice. (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Photographer: Steve Petteway)

John Paul Stevens was a born-and-bred Chicagoan who rose to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Local legal scholars, historians and attorneys who worked with Stevens reflect on his life.

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In this April 30, 2014 file photo, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prepares to testify on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo, File)

John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice. That’s how the bow-tie wearing Republican from the Midwest emerged as the leader of the high court’s liberal wing.

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In this May 20, 2013 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talks about his views and career during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. (AP Photo / Michael Dwyer, File)

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday.

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Justice John Paul Stevens’ 1976 U.S. Supreme Court official portrait (Library of Congress)

The retired U.S. Supreme Court justice and Chicago native called for the Second Amendment to be repealed in a New York Times op-ed just days after the March For Our Lives rally in Washington. 

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An image from the film 'Unexpected Justice: The Rise of John Paul Stevens'

A new documentary explores the path of one Chicago native that led to his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Learn about the movie "Unexpected Justice: The Rise of John Paul Stevens" with co-director Greg Jacobs.

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