Supreme Court To Lose Only Veteranby Michael Patrick Brewer on May. 03, 2010, under Politics, Veteran Pals, Veterans' Spouses, Partners & Families
On April 9th, United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement. Stevens is the only Justice with military experience. Stevens was appointed to the nations top court by President Gerald Ford in 1975. Justice Stevens was a cryptologist during WWll. Stevens has shared with his biographers that his war time experiences have had a lasting effect on him and have influenced many of his decisions. His studied approach to the detainees at the Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was guided by those prior war imprints.
One may ask, how could it not be that way? War does indeed leave an indelibly significant mark on all of our decisions, both domestic and professional. Is that good?