Blackmun, Harry A.

FDC signed by “Old No. 3”, one of the Court’s “Minnesota Twins”

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(1908-1999) Assoc. Justice 1970-94. He authored the Court’s majority opinion in the 1973 controversial abortion decision, Roe v. Wade, for which he was regularly villified. 8th Circuit judge 1959-70, confirmed by the Senate May 12, 1970, by a 94–0 vote. His confirmation followed contentious battles over two previous, failed nominations forwarded by Nixon in 1969–1970, those of Clement Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell, hence his nickname “Old No. 3.” Chief Justice Warren Burger, a long-time friend of Blackmun's and best man at his wedding, recommended Blackmun for the job to Nixon. The two were often referred to as the "Minnesota Twins" because of their common history in Minnesota and because they so often voted together. Blackmun voted with Burger in 87.5% of the closely divided cases 1970-75, and with Wm. Brennan, the Court's leading liberal, in only 13%. However, between 1975-80, Blackmun was joining Brennan in 54.5% of divided cases, and Burger in 45.5 %. During the final 5 years Blackmun & Burger served together, Blackmun joined Brennan in 70.6% of close cases, and Burger in only 32.4%. Signed US 1968 15c Oliver Wendell Holmes-Prominent Americans stamp 3 ¾ x 6 ½ cacheted First Day Cover, postmarked "First Day of Issue", Washington, March 8 1968. Blackmun adds February 9 1976 date under his signature.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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