"Dear Harry, I need to see you as soon as you have a few free moments. I want to tell you about some developments in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and at least part of what I say should come as welcome news." And with that handwritten memo from Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1992, Roe v. Wade
was saved from the brink of extinction.
Five years after Harry A. Blackmun's death, the Supreme Court justice's papers have been made public.
Although the LOC hasn't made images available on the Internet, the New York Times
are publishing features and presentations over the next several days. They provide a fascinating view into the justices' deliberative and decisionmaking process, something that we rarely get to see.
posted by PrinceValium
on Mar 4, 2004 -