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The One Hundred and First Justice: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice John Paul Stevens, Sitting as Judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

This article will examine the opinions written by Mr. Justice Stevens while he served on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The areas examined are constitutional, antitrust, labor, securities, federal tax, administrative, and federal jurisdictional law. This article also will seek to reach some conclusions on Stevens' position in the several areas while he served on the Seventh Circuit and to suggest the factors he may consider important in deciding cases in the future. We hope the article will give its readers an opportunity to analyze and evaluate the existing opinions of the new associate justice and to gain some insight into the way he approaches cases. An appendix is provided that describes briefly those opinions we consider of interest.'