A copy of the “Opening Remarks for UCLA, January 27, 2006” delivered by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She sent a copy of this speech, along with a note to the wife of Judge David Edelstein. In the signed note, she thanks Florence for sending her a newspaper story from the Palm Beach Post, Dated February 19th. The newspaper article from the associated press describes Ginsburg’s role as the sole female on the Supreme Court, after the retirement of Justice O’Conner. Housed in custom blue cloth chemise, title on label affixed to front cover. Provenance: Estate of Florence and Judge David Edelstein, Doyle Historical Auctions, 2019.
Comments: Manhattan District Court Judge David N. Edelstein was nominated to serve on the federal court by President Harry Truman in 1951. He served as the chief judge of the Southern District of New York from 1971 to 1980 but continued to practice until his death in 2000. He is best remembered for the antitrust actions taken against I.B.M. and his efforts to seek out corruption in the Teamsters Union. He was the last serving federal judge appointed by President Truman.