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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

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July 16 (UPI) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died at the age of 99 on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court confirmed that Stevens died at Holy Cross Hospital in Florida due to complications following a stroke he experienced on Monday, ABC News reported.

“He passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side,” the Supreme Court said.

Stevens served 35 years on the Supreme Court after being nominated by Republican President Gerald Ford in 1975 and was known for his votes to limit the use of the death penalty, uphold affirmative action and broadening Roe v. Wade.

He is survived by his two children, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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