Subject Files on the Supreme Court of the United States


Subject Files on the Supreme Court of the United States


This series of subject files contains material relating to the selection and possible appointment to the Supreme Court of Sandra Day O’Connor, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork, Douglas Ginsburg, and Anthony Kennedy; and the elevation of William Rehnquist to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. In addition, this category contains material regarding the public campaign to put pro-life judges on the Supreme Court; the proposed Intercircuit Tribunal; White House reactions to specific Supreme Court decisions; the formal opening of the Supreme Court; Supreme Court Police Protection; S. 833 (Supreme Court discretion to review new cases); preparation of swearing-in ceremonies; S.952 (restricting selection of cases for Supreme Court review), and retirement letters from Justice Potter Stewart, Chief Justice Warren Burger, and Justice Lewis Powell.

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Burger, Warren E., 1907-1995 (person)

Chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; d. 1995. From the description of Papers, 1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149469 Chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; died 1995. From the description of Warren E. Burger introduction, 1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983627 ...

Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998 (person)

Lawyer and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. From the description of U.S. Supreme Court case files 1972-1987 [part 2]. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 36499084 From the description of U.S. Supreme Court case files 1972-1987 [part 1]. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 36498714 Powell was an alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Class of 1929, Law class of 1931, and later a Trustee, and a Justice of the United States...

Scalia, Antonin Gregory, 1936-2016 (person)

Antonin Scalia was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for thirty years, 1986-2016. He was the first Italian-American to be nominated to the court. Born on March 11, 1936 in Trenton, New Jersey, he was raised in Queens, New York, and earned his A.B. summa cum laude from Georgetown University. After receiving his LL.B. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, he worked as a lawyer in private practice for Jones, Day, Cockley, and Reavis in Cleavland, OH; as a law professor for the Univers...

Ginsburg, Douglas H., 1946-.... (person)

Bork, Robert H (person)

Biographical Note 1927, Mar. 1 Born, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1944 1945 Attended University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1945 1946 Member, ...

O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930- (person)

Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 1930. She married John Jay O’Connor III in 1952 and has three sons - Scott, Brian, and Jay. She received her B.A. and LL.B. from Stanford University. She served as Deputy County Attorney of San Mateo County, California from 1952–1953 and as a civilian attorney for Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany from 1954–1957. From 1958–1960, she practiced law in Maryvale, Arizona, and served as Assistant Attorney General of Arizona from ...

Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005 (person)

Associate justice, 1972-1986, and chief justice, 1986-2005, United States Supreme Court. From the description of William H. Rehnquist papers, 1947-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864782 Biography Born on 1 October 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, William Hubbs Rehnquist served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa during World War II. Once the war ended he attended Stanford University where he received a B.A. in poli...

Kennedy, Anthony M., 1936-.... (person)

Stewart, Potter (person)

Potter Stewart was born on January 23, 1915, in Jackson, Michigan, but grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1937. After a year of study at Cambridge University, he entered Yale Law School, where he became an editor of the Yale Law Journal and graduated in 1941. Stewart worked in a New York law firm from September 1941 to April 1942, resigning to enter the United States Navy. In 1947, Stewart returned to Cincinnati. In addition to his law pract...