Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ROE V WADE DECISION 40 YEARS AGO

 left to right:  Justices Williams Rehnquist( with long brown hair),Harry Blackman, Byron White( ex football player "Whizzer White") Potter Stewart, Warren Burger, William Douglas, Thurgood Marshall,
Lewis Powell, by Aggie Kenny 

Drawing from the collection of the US Supreme Court
Aggie Kenny covered the Supreme Court for over 40 years. This is a drawing of the Burger court that wrote the 1973 decision in Roe v Wade. Kenny made this observation,  the more junior justices sit on the far ends and as justices retire they move closer to the middle, nearest the chief justice. William Rehnquist is seated far left, with long flowing brown hair, not the typical way he is remembered.  Justice Sotomayer now sits in the seat that Justice Rehnquist first occupied.
Kenny also covered the reaffirmation of Roe v Wade later in 1988 which was argued by Solicitor General Freid. 

Here is a link to a story about the 1972 Roe v Wade argument, made  by a 26 year old Sara Weddington from Texas.      Winning Roe v Wade, Q and A.

Also another story about the impact of  the 40 year old Roe v Wade decision.



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