CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST - PRINTED SYLLABUS SIGNED IN INK CIRCA 1973 - HFSID 153529
Sale Price $510.00
WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST
Printed copy of majority opinion of Miller v. California, an important obscenity case, signed by Rehnquist
Printed syllabus signed "William H. Rehnquist", 34 pages, 5¾x9. Signed on cover. Opinion delivered by Chief Justice Warren Burger in the case of Miller v. California, June 23, 1973, upholding an obscenity conviction; Rehnquist voted with the majority in this case. This case reinforced earlier findings that obscenity was not protected by the First Amendment and established the "Miller test" for obscenity. 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; 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. He was contemplating retirement due to ill health when he unexpectedly died in 2005. Lightly toned, otherwise in fine condition.
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