John Paul Stevens Quotes

The 4th Amendment protects the individual’s privacy in a variety of settings. In none is the zone of privacy more clearly defined than when bounded by the unambiguous physical dimensions of an individual’s home. John Paul Stevens

It is not our job to apply laws that have not yet been written. John Paul Stevens

Just as the right to speak and the right to refrain from speaking are complementary components of a broader concept of individual freedom of mind, so also the individual’s freedom to choose his own creed is the counterpart of his right to refrain from accepting the creed established by the majority. John Paul Stevens

The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion. John Paul Stevens

One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law. John Paul Stevens

…the interest in encouraging freedom of expression in a democratic society outweighs any theoretical but unproven benefit of censorship. John Paul Stevens