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Antonin Scalia

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Antonin Gregory Scalia, 1936. Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1986.  Rare mint condition copy of Scalia Dissents, boldly signed by Justice Scalia on the half title page.

This book, published in 2004, compiles many of Scalia's writings in the Supreme Court's decisions on such controversial topics as race, gender, abortion, the death penalty, free speech, religious freedom, and homosexuality. The editor, Kevin A. Ring, supplies commentary that places Scalia's comments in perspective. 

Scalia was President Ronald Reagan's third appointment to the Supreme Court, following his appointment of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981 and his promotion of William H. Rehnquist from to Chief Justice of the United States in 1986.  Reagan appointed Scalia to fill Rehnquist's seat as an Associate Justice.

Despite his gregarious personality, Scalia rarely signs autographs except in person.  Requests sent through the Supreme Court are usually fulfilled with Autopen signatures.  Indeed, we recently saw a group photograph of the entire Supreme Court, owned by a former Court employee, that was genuinely signed by most of the justices but nevertheless bore an Autopen signature of Scalia.  Hence this autograph is extremely desirable.

The dust cover of this book has been covered in a clear plastic library cover, but otherwise the book is as though it just came off the press.  We see no other marks of any kind.  Scalia has boldly signed in black. 

Scalia's autographic material is rare.  With this kind of content, this is as good as it gets.  This would be an outstanding addition to any Supreme Court collection.


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