Rehnquist, William H.

ABA 75th anniversary stamp First Day Cover signed as Associate Justice

Price: $75.00

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(1924-2005) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1972-86, Chief Justice 1986-2005. Considered a conservative, strict constructionist, favored federalism under which states meaningfully exercised governmental power. Asst. Attorney General 1969-71, chief lawyer to Attorney General John Mitchell. Associate Justice 1972-1986, most conservative of all Nixon appointees. Voted against expansion of school desegregation plans and establishment of legalized abortions, favored state-sanctioned prayer in public schools, capital punishment, and states' rights. President Reagan nominated him to succeed Chief Justice Burger on his 1986 retirement. In 1999, Rehnquist became the 2nd Chief Justice (after Salmon P. Chase) to preside over a presidential impeachment trial, during proceedings against President Clinton. He wrote a concurring opinion in Bush v. Gore, which effectively ended the 2000 presidential election controversy in Florida. Administered Oath of Office to Presidents George H.W. Bush (once), Bill Clinton (twice) and George W. Bush (twice), authored several books. 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 envelope with cachet celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the American Bar Association with 3c ABA stamp affixed and postmarked Boston, August 24 1953, "First Day of Issue". Envelope is signed by Rehnquist above typed identification as Associate Justice.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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