Harry A. Blackmun

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Harry A. Blackmun was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who was appointed by President Nixon in 1970. He is an alum of Harvard Law School and worked at a Minneapolis law firm, where he grew up, before he was appointed a judge on the Eighth Circuit. While on the Supreme Court, Blackman judged many court cases including the highly contentious Roe vs. Wade case where Blackmun wrote the Court’s opinion on siding with Roe.

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