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Earl Warren|Warren Burger
A Unique Piece of U.S. Supreme Court History: A United States Constitution, Signed By 12 Justices, Including the Entire Burger Court, and the Entire, Historic Warren Court, Save One A gift from Justice Black to his Grandson, with a number of vivid, inspirational inscriptions.
28/07/1971. Chief Justice Earl Warren: ""Dear Jim, I hope the great career of your grand-father will inspire you to a like career in the service of our country.""Chief Justice Warren Burger: ""For Jim Black who can, if he wishes, have a large part in a great period of human history.""This small 4.5x6 inch, 32-page booklet, with salmon-colored paper covers and imprinted in blue, contains the text of the Constitution of the United States (with all the amendments as of 1967), and was published in Washington by the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1968. It was inscribed first by Justice Hugo Black, the eminent Supreme Court Justice who served from 1937 until 1971 and who was known as a champion of the Bill of Rights. Black gave this copy of the Constitution to his grandson, and he has written on the inside front cover, ""For my grandson Jim Black, with lots of love - Hugo L. Black July 28, 1971."" This was penned just two months before Justice Black's death on September 25, 1971.In the weeks that followed, at memorial services for Black, his widow got other Supreme Court Justices to sign the booklet for her grandson, and many did so with inscriptions that pay tribute to Black. These include all the fellow members of the Supreme Court at the time of Black's death (the Burger Court of 1970-71), plus all the members save one of the last Warren Court two other retired Justices who had served with Black during his 34-year tenure on the Court. The inscriptions are written on the inside front cover, the front and back of the title page, and the inside back cover of the booklet.The … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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