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Press Release

 

FOR RELEASE:
April 10, 2010

 

CONTACT:

Janet Bass
202-879-4554
jbass@aft.org
www.aft.org

 

 

Statement by Randi Weingarten,
President, American Federation of Teachers,
on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

 
WASHINGTON—In his 35-year tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens has been an eloquent and steadfast defender of individual liberties, accountability for executive and corporate excesses, and Americans’ rightful access to justice. We will watch with great interest as President Obama goes through the process of selecting a worthy heir to the seat that Justice Stevens has so honorably held.

 

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The AFT represents more than 1.4 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.