Pre-US Reports Printing of an Important Decision Concerning Reproductive Rights Signed by Justice Blackmun Supreme Court of the United States. [Blackmun, Harry (1908-1999)]. (Slip Opinion) Thornburgh, Governor of Pennsylvania, et al. v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists et al. [Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1986]. iii, , 23, , 10, 4, 29, , 20 pp. Complete. Signature of Justice Blackmun to head of first page. Fine. $750. * Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists involved a challenge to Pennsylvania's Abortion Control Act of 1982, which aimed to limit abortion rights. Blackmun's majority opinion for the Court rejected this act and reaffirming Roe. 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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