Many Politicians Gather To Remember Late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

Many Politicians Gather To Remember Late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

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SHOWERS AND STORMS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. LOWER 90s WITH PASSING SHOWERS AS A NICE OCEAN BREEZE RETURNS OVER THE WEEKEND. PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY ALONG WITH PAST AND CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT GATHERED TO REMEMBER THE LATE JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS. HE DIED LAST WEEK AT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL IN FORT LAUDERDALE. HE WAS 99. HE SUFFERED A STROKE. HUNDREDS FILED THROUGH TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS WITH HIS BODY LAYING AT REPOSE AT THE SUPREME COURT. FORMER AND CURRENT JUSTICES HONORED THEIR COLLEAGUE THAT WAS KNOWN FOR HIS CIVILITY AND PLAIN SPOKENNESS. I THOUGHT ABOUT THE ENORMITY OF JUSTICE STEVENS’ SHOES AND THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF FILLING THEM. Reporter: HE SERVED ON THE HIGH COURT FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES. HE WAS A BRILLIANT MAN WITH EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS AND TALENTS THAT HE COMBINED WITH A DEEP DEVOTION TO THE RULE OF LAW. Reporter: STEVENS WAS THE THIRD LONGING SERVING JUSTICE. AND MANY REMEMBER HIM AS A TRUE LEAD NEAR WASHINGTON THAT UNDERSTOOD THAT HE COULD LEARN FROM OTHERS, ESPECIALLY COLLEAGUES. HE WAS A BOSS THAT NEVER SHOUTED. THE OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK WITH HIM WERE INCREDIBLE VALUE. HE AND I ARE BOTH CHICAGOANS. SO WE SHARED A LOT IN COMMON. Reporter: OTHERS THAT NEVER MET JUSTICE STEVENS SAID THAT HE WAS AN INSPIRATION. HE WAS ALL CLEAR AND CONCISE SO THAT THE LAYPERSON COULD UNDER AND ALSO AVAILABLE TO US AS ATTORNEYS. Reporter: JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS WILL BE BURIED AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.

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