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THE WARREN E. BURGER COURT - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1970 CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JOHN M. HARLAN JR., CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN E. BURGER, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HUGO L. BLACK, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE POTTER STEWART, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM J. BRENNAN JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HARRY A. BLACKMUN - HFSID 42640

THE WARREN E. BURGER COURT All nine members of the 1970-1971 Warren E. Burger Court sign Signatures: "Warren E. Burger" as Chief Justice and "Hugo L. Black", "W. Douglas", "John M. Harlan", "Wm J. Brennan, Jr.

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THE WARREN E. BURGER COURT All nine members of the 1970-1971 Warren E. Burger Court sign Signatures: "Warren E. Burger" as Chief Justice and "Hugo L. Black", "W. Douglas", "John M. Harlan", "Wm J. Brennan, Jr.", "Potter Stewart", "Byron R. White", "Thurgood Marshall" and "Harry A. Blackmun" as Associate Justices, in various inks, 1p, 5½x9, bearing photographs and short biographies of all nine members of the Supreme Court as of October 12, 1970. This Court served from June 9, 1970, when Justice Blackmun took his seat, until Justice Black's death on September 25, 1971. One of the important cases heard by these nine Justices was New York Times Co. v. United States. The U.S. government sought to enjoin "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post" from publishing the contents of a classified study entitled "History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Viet Nam Policy." The Supreme Court decided that "the United States has not met the heavy burden of showing justification for the enforcement of such a [prior] restraint." In another landmark decision, in Cohen v. California (1971), a case about obscenity, Justice Harlan delivered the majority opinion supporting Cohen stating: "One man's vulgarity is another's lyric." Cohen had been arrested for wearing a jacket in a Los Angeles courthouse labeled with a profane remark about the draft. In 1971, when liberal Justices Black died in September and Harlan in December, President Nixon appointed centrist Justices Powell and conservative Justice Rehnquist to succeed them, changing the direction of the Court. Mounting remnants on verso lightly show through at top and bottom margins, touching "Blackmun". Otherwise, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 24½x19¼.

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