Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 90, is the longest serving and most liberal member of the Court. Obviously, Baldman is not a fan of his legal opinions. But in this week's New Yorker, Baldman read something about Stevens that deserves high praise.
During World World II Stevens was a Navy cryptologist stationed at Pearl Harbor. His mission was to analyze and interpret enemy transmissions.
In April 1943, Stevens decoded a very important Japanese communication. The intelligence Stevens (and his team) gathered was used by American aviators to track and shoot down the plane of Admiral Isoroku-the architect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the leader of the Axis forces in Midway. It was a straight up assassination-bravo.
The Stoop applauds Stevens for his service during World War II.
Maybe he should have stayed in the military?