ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE - PRINTED SYLLABUS SIGNED IN INK CIRCA 1984 - HFSID 146664
Sale Price $270.00
BYRON "WHIZZER" WHITE
Signed syllabus of the 1984 case Massachusetts v. Sheppard. White wrote the decision in this case.
Printed syllabus signed "Byron R. White". 8 pages, 5¾x9, bound with two staples. Syllabus for the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Massachusetts v. Sheppard, argued Jan. 17 1984 and decided July 5, 1984, with the court's decision written by White. The court's 7-2 ruling held that a defective search warrant - in this case, for a 1979 homicide investigation in Roxbury, Massachusetts - was valid as long as the police officer acted in good faith executing what he thtough was a valid warrant. This decision overturned a decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court and was dissented by Justices William J. Brennan, Jr. and Thurgood Marshall. White (1917-2002, born in Fort Collins, Florida), a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (appointed by President Kennedy) from 1962 to 1993. He earned his nickname playing for the University of Colorado's football team. White played professional football for the then Pittsburgh Pirates (now the Steelers) to earn money for law school, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford until World War II broke out. He returned to the U.S. and enrolled in Yale Law School in 1940 and also played two seasons with the Detroit Lions. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest member (at age 44) to serve on the Court. Difficult to categorize and suspicious of ideology, White dissented in such landmark cases as Miranda v. Arizona (source of the "Miranda warning", 1966) and Roe v. Wade (1973). Lightly toned and creased, otherwise in fine condition.
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