Guardian of the Constitution, Stevens to Leave Supreme Court This Summer
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Justice Stevens was right. But, while the court's reputation suffered, his did not.
The 89-year-old justice will finish his tenure with the reputation as the court's boldest and most courageous champion of the Constitution he swore to uphold.
Obama must appoint an equally bold and unapologetic champion to fill the void created by the departure of this unapolgetic defender of the founding document as the living and liberal charter that the founders intended.
John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent.