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Justice Harry A. Blackmun

Harry A. Blackmun Papers

The papers of Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun comprise approximately 650,000 items. These invaluable judicial papers meticulously document his tenure as a highly influential associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1970 until his retirement in 1994. Blackmun's Supreme Court files include extensive material regarding the majority opinion he wrote in the case of Roe v. Wade on the constitutional status of laws regulating abortion. The collection also includes material from his time as United States Court of Appeals judge for the Eighth Circuit from 1959 to 1970, some files from his service as legal counsel for the Mayo Clinic, as well as diaries and day books chronicling his time at Harvard University and other high school and family papers.





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