ASSOCIATE JUSTICE RUFUS W. PECKHAM - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 83065
Sale Price $162.00
RUFUS W. PECKHAM
Staunch Supreme Court defender of laissez faire conservatism.
Signature: "R.W. Peckham/Asso. Jus. Sup. Ct./U.S./Washington-", 5¼x3 card. 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. Glue remnants on verso show through. Lightly soiled. Erased pencil notes (unknown hand) at upper and lower left blank areas. Ink is beaded.
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