Justice Stevens & The Dublin Marathon

Spencer Waller, a professor at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, http://www.luc.edu/law/faculty/waller.html, recently wrote about his experience running the Dublin Marathon. http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2009/10/me-justice-stevens-and-the-dublin-marathon.html

His choice of audio motivation was interesting. Rather than the expected “Get On Your Boots” or “It’s a Beautiful Day” by hometown favorites U2, he turned to a download of an interview with U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens around Mile 11. http://supremecourt.c-span.org/Video/JusticeOwnWords/SC_Jus_Stevens.aspx Among Stevens’ recollections was his most memorable experience, throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley field before a Cubs game at the age of 85. Here’s another article on Stevens, which notes that he still plays tennis three times a week and regularly swims in the ocean when he is at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/spring2009/cover/stevens.html

Waller finished the marathon in 5:38:12. Stevens is still going strong, 34 years after he was appointed to the bench.


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