Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution


WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says in a new book that the Constitution should be changed to eliminate individuals' right to own a gun, abolish the death penalty and make it easier to limit spending on elections.

Those changes are among six that Stevens is calling for in his new book, "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution." The book is being published Tuesday, two days after his 94th birthday.

Stevens left the court in 2010 after 35 years as a justice. His proposed amendments generally would overrule major Supreme Court decisions with which he disagrees, including ones on guns and campaign finance in which he dissented.

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