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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER - ENVELOPE UNSIGNED - HFSID 258305

Envelope with a b/w photo of Frankfurter and three Supreme Court stamps affixed, stamped with Frankfurter's name in blue ink Envelope unsigned, with stamped blue ink signature: "Felix Frankfurter". With brown ink stamp near lower right corner.

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FELIX FRANKFURTER
Envelope with a b/w photo of Frankfurter and three Supreme Court stamps affixed, stamped with Frankfurter's name in blue ink
Envelope unsigned, with stamped blue ink signature: "Felix Frankfurter".With brown ink stamp near lower right corner.6¼x3¼, with 1x1¼ b/w magazine photo (visible) of Frankfurter affixed near upper left corner with red, white and blue tape. Captioned: "-1963/FELIX FRANKFURTER/Associate Justice, U. S. Supreme Court/1939-1962/Medal of Freedom Award- 1963". With three stamps of Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone and the Washington, DC Sesquicentennial (with an engraved illustration of the Supreme Court) affixed. Contains one 1¾x1½ b/w magazine photo of Frankfurter. 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. Lightly toned, soiled and bowed. Affixed photo has adhesive residue. Enclosed photo has irregular edges. Otherwise in fine condition.

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