Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens is starting to sound like a jilted suitor whose “promposal” was flatly rejected.
We’ve all been dumped. Most of us, though, learned and moved on. Not him. He’s making the rounds with sympathetic news outlets like Timeand Washington Post to grumble of lost loves.
At 99, the third-longest serving Supreme Court justice is showing time isn’t healing old wounds over the landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller. Stevens continues to pine for the one that got away. In his new memoir, “The Making of a Justice,” he writes of Heller that it was “Unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision that the Court announced during my tenure on the bench.”
That’s not admitting you didn’t get to take the belle to the ball. That’s saying she also married the wrong guy, had 2.5 kids, a white picket-pence house, and tail-wagging dog that was all wrong for her too.