Pre-US Reports Printing of a Landmark Supreme Court Decision that Upheld Roe v. Wade Signed by Justice Souter Supreme Court of the United States. [Souter, David]. (Slip Opinion) Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania et al Versus Casey, Governor of Pennsylvania et al. [Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1992]. x, 71, , 12, 23, , 37, , 25 pp. Complete. Signature of Justice Souter to head of first page. [With] [Souter, David]. [4" x 6" Color Photograph of Souter, Image Size 3-1/4" x 2-1/2," Signed by Souter]. [And] [Cover Letter from Souter's Secretary, Linda S. Stout, on Supreme Court Letterhead Enclosed with Photograph, Washington, DC, July 17, 2014]. Tiny mark to final page of opinion, otherwise fine. $2,500. * A landmark decision in the history of reproductive rights, Planned Parenthood v. Casey challenged the constitutionality of several Pennsylvania state statutory provisions regarding abortion. Written by Justices Kennedy, Souter and O'Connor, the Court's plurality opinion, stated by Souter, reaffirmed the central holding of Roe v. Wade, stating that "matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment." Bench opinions are issued by the U.S. Supreme Court immediately after the announcement of a decision. Slip opinions are issued afterwards. Often incorporating corrections, they are the first printings of a decision intended for wide dissemination and review. After that stage the revised slip opinions are added to the latest paperback volume of U.S. Reports. A year later, that volume is printed in its final, authoritative, hardcover form.
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