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PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - INSCRIBED PAMPHLET SIGNED - HFSID 149112

RICHARD NIXON Signed Supreme Court booklet picturing four Nixon appointees. Booklet inscribed and signed: "To Bob L[illegible]/Richard Nixon", 20p, 6x9. "The Supreme Court of the United States" published between 1975-1981, including biographies of the 1975-1981 Burger Court.

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RICHARD NIXON
Signed Supreme Court booklet picturing four Nixon appointees.
Booklet inscribed and signed: "To Bob L[illegible]/Richard Nixon", 20p, 6x9. "The Supreme Court of the United States" published between 1975-1981, including biographies of the 1975-1981 Burger Court. The United States Constitution provides that the President "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States". President Nixon's first Supreme Court appointee was Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. In its history, the Senate has rejected just 12 of 148 Supreme Court appointments; two were President Nixon's. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Abe Fortas resigned in 1969 under fire for having accepted a $20,000 fee from the family of a financier who went to prison. On August 28, 1969, President Nixon appointed Federal Appeals Court Judge Clement Haynsworth, Jr. of South Carolina as Associate Justice. The Senate rejected the nomination on November 21, 1969 by a vote of 42-58 because of conflict of interest fears. Two months later, on January 19, 1970, President Nixon appointed Federal Appeals Court G. Harrold Carswell of Florida. His nomination was rejected on April 8, 1970 by a vote of 45-55 after it was disclosed that he had given a speech as a lawyer expressing his "vigorous belief in the principles of White supremacy". Federal Appeals Court Judge Harry Blackmun's April 15, 1970 appointment was confirmed just four weeks later on May 12, 1970 by a vote of 94-0. Three years later, Justice Blackmun wrote the decision in the "Roe v. Wade" case legalizing abortion. President Nixon later appointed Associate Justices Powell and Rehnquist. The Supreme Court's July 24, 1974 ruling that President Nixon surrender 11 subpoenaed Watergate-related tapes to Judge John J. Sirica eventually led to Nixon's resignation 16 days later. Fine condition.

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