BREAKING: Retired Supreme Court Justice dies at age 99

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WASHINGTON — John Paul Stevens, the second oldest and third longest-serving Supreme Court justice in history and a Republican president’s nominee who went on to lead the court’s liberal wing, died Tuesday at the age of 99.

Stevens died in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., of complications from a stroke he suffered on Monday, according to a press release.

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For 35 years, Stevens’ trademark bow tie and gentle mien belied a competitive edge that turned up in his opinions and dissents, most often defending the rights of individuals against the government.

According to a tweet from NBC News, Stevens was “the third-longest serving justice in US Supreme Court history.”

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