Ex-Justice Stevens Optimistic about Court's Future

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PRINCETON, N.J. — The shortest answer from retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is the one that received the biggest applause during his Princeton University talk.

He was asked Monday if he's optimistic about the future of the court and the U.S. Constitution.

The answer: Yes.

The 91-year-old Stevens retired in 2010 after serving 35 years, the third-longest tenure in court history. His speech came a week after his book, "Five Chiefs," was published. The book is about the five chief justices he's known throughout his career.

Although about half of Stevens' 1,400 court opinions were dissents, he has only good things to say about how the court operates.

It's respected by other branches of government, he says, and the judges really do get along — even when they disagree.

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