ASSOCIATE JUSTICE RUFUS W. PECKHAM - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 313072
Sale Price $288.00
RUFUS W. PECKHAM
Signing as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Signature: "R. W. Peckham/Asso. Just. Sup. Ct./U.S./Washington/D.C.", 4x2½. Appointed by Grover Cleveland in 1896, Rufus W. Peckham (1838-1909) served as Associate Justice until his death in 1909. Peckham voted with the majority in the Plessy v. Ferguson decision (1896), the "separate but equal" standard sanctioning segregation. He wrote the opinion of the 5-4 majority in Lockner v. New York (1905), which declared a New York state law limiting the work-week to 60 hours to be an unconstitutional infringement on freedom of contracts. Lightly toned. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.
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