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View Resource NPR: Justice Blackmun's Papers [RealOnePlayer

Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun was born in the small town of Nashville, Illinois, grew up around St. Paul, and later graduated from Harvard University. Blackmun was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon in 1970, and spent 24 years on the court, rendering important opinions on Roe v. Wade and other influential decisions. Blackmun passed away in 1999, and recently, NPR's...