Justice John Paul Stevens's Most Controversial Position

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Last week Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he would be retiring from the Supreme Court after nearly 35 years of service. While most of the talk was about how Stevens has led the liberal bloc on the court, whom Obama would choose to replace him, and so on, what got less attention was perhaps Stevens's most radical stance:

He doesn't think Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare.

He believes it was Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford. That puts him in league with the Oxfordians, a group of Shakespeare doubters sufficiently well-organized to have their own society; last year the group selected Stevens as the Oxfordian of the year....

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