ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER - DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/10/1953 - HFSID 41533
Sale Price $405.00
Frankfurter signed this typed document, on letterhead from the Supreme Court of the United States, to make Frank Sander his law clerk at an annual salary of $6,116 in 1953. Sander himself became a noted legal scholar.
Typed document signed: "Felix Frankfurter" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1 page, 8x10½, on letterhead from the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D. C., 1953 June 10. Frankfurter signed this document to make Frank Sander his law clerk at an annual salary of $6,116. A renowned legal scholar, Frankfurter (1882-1965, born in Vienna, Austria) influenced Supreme Court decisions for more than 20 years (1939-1962). A former advisor to the NAACP and co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, Frankfurter had affirmed that any form of discrimination against Blacks violated the 15th Amendment (Lane vs. Wilson, 1939). Believing that the Court should not interfere with laws established by the people's elected officials, he upheld President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. In the realm of civil liberties, Frankfurter would play a pivotal role in deciding the famous school desegregation case Brown vs. the Board of Education (1954), ensuring its historic importance by securing a unanimous decision. He dissented when the Court overturned Minersville West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette (1943) and when it ruled in favor of legislative reapportionment (Baker vs. Carr, 1962), which he felt was strictly a political problem to be solved by the legislature, not the judiciary. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the staunch advocate of judicial self-restraint stabilized the liberal Earl Warren Court and promoted "procedural fairness" in criminal cases. Frankfurter was presented the Medal of Freedom by John F. Kennedy in 1963. After clerking for Justice Frankfurther, Frank Sander became a Justice Department lawyer and then a professor at Harvard Law School, noted for his expertise on dispute resolution. Lightly toned, rippled and creased. Otherwise fine condition.
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