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As we consider what we’re losing as newspapers fail, we might recall that it was on this date in 1970 that Harry A. Blackmun was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.  A Nixon appointee, Blackmun authored the Roe vs. Wade decision, for which he became (in)famous.  He was more generally known for consistently casting votes on the side of the individual and individual liberties when pitted against government authority…

Harry Andrew Blackmun

Written by LW

May 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

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