ASSOCIATE JUSTICE DAVID J. BREWER - AUTOGRAPH 12/11/1892 - HFSID 320261
DAVID J. BREWER Signing as Associate Justice, the year he wrote the majority opinion in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States Signature: "David J. Brewer/Associate Justice/Sup. Ct US/Dec. 11, 1892", 4x2½. David J.
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DAVID J. BREWER
Signing as Associate Justice, the year he wrote the majority opinion in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States
Signature: "David J. Brewer/Associate Justice/Sup. Ct US/Dec. 11, 1892", 4x2½. David J. Brewer (1837-1910), a federal judge in Kansas from 1861, was elected to the Kansas Supreme Court in 1870. He was appointed a US circuit court judge by President Arthur (1884), and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Harrison (1889, serving until his death). He was the author of several court opinions, including Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States (1892), which declared "general Christianity" to be part of the common law of the United States; In re Debs (1895), upholding federal injunctions against strikes; and Muller v. Oregon (1908), validating restrictions on working hours for women. He was in the 7-1 majority in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which sanctioned segregation. Lightly toned. Fine condition.
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