Justice Stevens, Author of Significant Tax Opinions, to Retire

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Supreme Court Justice Stevens, author of a number of notable tax decisions during his 34-year tenure on the court, announces his retirement. In his letter to President Obama announcing his retirement, Stevens says his departure from the court is “effective the next day after the Court rises for the summer recess this year.” He was nominated by President Ford and took his seat in December 1975. While on the court, Stevens has written many significant opinions addressing tax and tax-related issues, including Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, West Lynn Creamery Inc. v. Healy, Moorman Manufacturing Co. v. Bair, Clinton v. City of New York, and Montana Department of Revenue v. Kurth Ranch.