CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ANTHONY M. KENNEDY, CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN E. BURGER, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - HFSID 203028
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WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, BYRON "WHIZZER" WHITE, ANTHONY M. KENNEDY, WARREN E. BURGER, and LEWIS F. POWELL, JR.
First Day Cover of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes signed by five Supreme Court Justices, including two Chief Justices
First Day Cover signed: "William H Rehnquist", "Anthony Kennedy", "Warren E Burger", "Lewis F. Powell" and "Byron R. White", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring the 100th birthday of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, 4-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, DC, 1962 April 11, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. WARREN E. BURGER (1907-1995), a Republican appointed by President Richard Nixon to replace Chief Justice Earl Warren, served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1969 until his retirement in 1986. His court upheld Miranda v. Arizona (source of the "Miranda warning"), decided 1973's abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST (1924-2005) was appointed Associate Justice by President Nixon on January 7, 1972. He joined with his colleagues in their unanimous ruling on July 24, 1974, upholding the Special Prosecutor's subpoena for President Nixon's tapes for Watergate trial; Nixon resigned 16 days later. President Reagan appointed Rehnquist Chief Justice on September 26, 1986 to succeed Burger. As Chief Justice, he presided at President Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999. On December 12, 2000, his court ruled 5-4 that the manual recount of presidential votes in Florida was unconstitutional, resulting in Vice President Al Gore's concession and Texas Governor George W. Bush's victory. BYRON "WHIZZER" WHITE (1917-2002), 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. 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). ANTHONY M. KENNEDY, born in 1936, was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1988. He started his tenure on the Court with a highly conservative voting record, but began to vote more independently and from a civil-libertarian perspective. He also co-authored the court's majority opinion in the 1992 abortion rights case Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. LEWIS F. POWELL, JR. (1907-1998), a Democrat, was appointed Associate Justice by President Nixon on December 9, 1971 and served until June 26, 1987. He had been a moderate before joining the Court and often found himself as the swing vote in a number of important cases. His votes decided the Court's first confrontations with abortion and affirmative action issues. Fine condition.
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