The papers of Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun opened to the public today at the Library of Congress. Although the papers are not available over the Web, the library launched a searchable finding aid to the complete Blackmun collection. At the time he donated the papers to the library, Blackmun stipulated that they not be opened to the public until five years after his death.

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