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(Johnson, Lyndon Baines)
Portrait photograph of President Johnson, inscribed to Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg
N.p. [Washington, D.C.], 1965. Color print, both inscription and signature beneath the image; with credit printed in the image at lower left. 10 x 8. Glazed and framed in tasteful black-and-gold wooden 16" x 19" frame. A few tiny nicks to frame, image fine. To Supreme Court Justice and UN Ambassador Arthur Goldberg The (undated) inscription reads: "To Arthur Goldberg-/ With the high regard and affection/ of his friend-/ Lyndon B. Johnson." Appointed by President Kennedy, Goldberg was an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1962 to 1965 and one of the most significant justices of the twentieth century. In his three terms on the bench he pushed the Court's toward a broader construction of personal rights, a course it followed over the following two decades. He is best known for his influential 1963 internal Supreme Court memorandum that condemned capital punishment as an example of "cruel and unusual punishment," as defined by the Eighth Amendment, and his opinion in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which argued against a Connecticut law banning the use of contraceptives because it violated an unumerated right to privacy guaranteed by the Ninth Amendment. The memo initiated a wave of litigation and legislation that led to the abolition of the death penalty in several states; the Griswold opinion laid the foundation for Roe v. Wade (1973), which established a women's right to have an abortion. When Adlai Stevenson, Ambassador to the United Nations, died in 1965 President Johnson decided to appoint Goldberg to fill his seat. Johnson's larger plan was to put Abe Fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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