THE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST COURT - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BYRON R. WHITE, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ANTHONY M. KENNEDY, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM J. BRENNAN JR., ASSOCIATE JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL, CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HARRY A. BLACKMUN, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS - HFSID 298086
Sale Price $2,380.00
REHNQUIST COURT, 1986-199014x9½ color, satin-finish Court photo, signed by all nine Justices on the 18x14 mount. Photograph Mount signed: "Thurgood Marshall", "Wm J. Brennan Jr", "William H. Rehnquist", "Byron R. White", "Harry C. Blackmun", "Antonin Scalia", "John Paul Stevens", "Sandra Day O' Connor", "Anthony Kennedy". Color, 14x9½. 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. 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 Gore's concession and Texas Governor George W. Bush's victory. THURGOOD MARSHALL (1908-1993) was the first Black American Associate Justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court (1967-1991). As legal director for the NAACP, he had previously argued the landmark Civil Rights case, Brown v. Board of Education (1954), before the Supreme Court. Marshall won the case, resulting in the outlawing of racial segregation in public schools. WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, JR. (1906-1997), appointed Associate Justice by President Eisenhower, served from October 6, 1956 until his retirement on July 20, 1990. He believed that only by making the Constitution a "living document" could America's system of government keep up with the needs of society -- in direct opposition to the "strict constructionist" approach of conservative colleagues such as Justices Rehnquist and Scalia. BYRON R. WHITE (1917-2002), a former college and NFL football star (he was a member of the College Football Hall of Fame), was appointed Associate Justice by President John F. Kennedy. White, who served from April 16, 1962 until he retired on June 28, 1993, was difficult to categorize and suspicious of ideology. He dissented in such landmark cases as Miranda v. Arizona (source of the "Miranda warning", 1966) and Roe v. Wade (1973). Throughout his career, White consistently opposed laws discriminating against women, children and Blacks, and he was a supporter (from 1976) of the death penalty in extreme cases. HARRY BLACKMUN (1908-1999) appointed by President Nixon in 1970, was initially allied with the conservatives on the Court, but is best remembered for his 1973 majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion. He retired in 1994. ANTONIN SCALIA (1936-2016), appointed to the Court by President Reagan in 1986, is its longest-serving member as of 2012. Scalia, the intellectual anchor of the Court's conservative wing, looks for the "original intent" of the Constitution's framers, and is a strong supporter of executive powers. JOHN PAUL STEVENS (b. 1920) was appointed to the Court by President Ford in 1975, and enjoyed the third longest tenure in history until his retirement in 2010. One of the Court's more liberal members, Stevens wrote a scathing dissent in the case of Bush v. Gore.SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR (b. 1930) was appointed by President Reagan in 1981, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court. The moderately conservative O'Connor became a frequent swing vote as the Court became more conservative in later years. She accepted certain limitations on abortion, but always defended the basic principle. O'Connor retired in 2006. Fine condition.
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