ASSOCIATE JUSTICE POTTER STEWART - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 11/1965 - HFSID 40969
Sale Price $396.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Potter Stewart in his robe.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "U.S. Supreme Court November, 1965/For Brendan T. Crowe, with best wishes/Potter Stewart". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7x7¾ (one surface). Potter Stewart (1915-1985), appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was Associate Justice from 1958-1981. Stewart often cast the deciding vote on major issues; he was the balance - the "swing" justice - between his conservative and liberal brethren on both the Warren and Burger courts. Always weighing an individual's rights against society's needs, he was a staunch advocate of a defendant's right to counsel. However, Stewart felt that a criminal's rights did not begin upon arrest but upon formal indictment; thus, he dissented in Miranda vs. Arizona (1966), which required police to read a newly arrested suspect his rights before questioning. Stewart supported judicial restraint, was reluctant to place even limited restrictions on the federal government and opposed both the death penalty and censorship. When he retired, Stewart was replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman Associate Justice (appointed by President Ronald Reagan). Lightly creased, touching some of inscription. Overall, fine condition.
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