CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST - MAGAZINE COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LEWIS F. POWELL JR. - HFSID 296950
Sale Price $315.00
WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST and LEWIS F. POWELL, JR.
Shown together on the cover of a November 1, 1971 issue of Time magazine
Magazine Cover signed: "William H. Rehnquist" and "Lewis F. Powell, Jr", Color 11¼x8. Time magazine cover for November 1, 1971. Cover story: "The Nixon Court". WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST (1924-2005) was appointed Associate Justice by President Nixon on January 7, 1972.President Reagan appointed Rehnquist Chief Justice on September 26, 1986; he served until his death in 2005. 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.LEWIS F. POWELL, JR. (1907-1998), a Democrat, was appointed Associate Justice by President Nixon. Commissioned on Dec. 9, 1971, he served from 1972 to 1987. Serving under both Chief Justices Warren Burger and William H. Rehnquist (from 1986), Powell, who had been a moderate before joining the Court, 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. Before joining the Court, the highlight of Powell's legal career was becoming President of the American Bar Association in 1964. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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