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To Seek a Newer World

To Seek a Newer World

To Seek a Newer World
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To Seek a Newer World Hardcover - 1967

by Kennedy, Robert F. ; Sr. [SIGNED and inscribed to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart]

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1967. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Autograph; Clean and secure in original cloth binding in very good dustjacket with three small creased closed tears at top edge of rear panel (now in protective mylar cover); blue endpapers Stated First Edition and important Association copy. Inscribed and signed by Robert Kennedy on the ffep -- "For Potter / With warmest regards / from his friend / Bob Kennedy". Inscribed to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart. Potter Stewart came from an influential Ohio Republican political family and graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. He briefly worked for a Wall Street law firm before entering the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II, serving aboard oil tankers and acting as defense counsel in court martial proceedings. After the war, he practiced with a prominent law firm in Cincinnati. Entering politics in 1949, he served as a member of the Cincinnati City Council from 1950 to 1953, and was elected as the city's vice mayor in 1952. From 1954 to 1958, Stewart served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, having been appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. President Eisenhower nominated Stewart for the Supreme Court in an October 1958 recess appointment. During his 22 years on an ideologically divided court, Stewart was a centrist who acted as an important swing vote in such landmark cases as Roe v. Wade (1973), which guaranteed a woman's right to have an abortion, and Gregg v. Georgia (1976), which restored capital punishment in the United States. Robert Kennedy began to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1955 (three years before Potter Stewart was appointed) and served as U.S. Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964. [JFYI - Noted constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe clerked for Justice Potter Stewart at the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 to 1968 when this book was inscribed.] From the Reader's Companion to American History: "The sixties were a turbulent decade, and Robert Kennedy responded to that turbulence with unusual directness and sensitivity. He had evolved from the rigid prosecutor of a decade earlier into a popular leader who combined political realism with social idealism and passion with humor." "The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of new ideas and bold projects. Rather it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals and great enterprises of American Society." --- Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 .
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