ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER - STAMP(S) SIGNED - HFSID 156589
FELIX FRANKFURTER Supreme Court Justice honors the court by signing a 3-cent stamp twice Stamp Signed: "Felix Frankfurter" twice. Affixed to 3½x2 card. The stamp, part of the National Capital Sesquicentennial series, was issued on August 2, 1950. .
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FELIX FRANKFURTER Supreme Court Justice honors the court by signing a 3-cent stamp twice Stamp Signed: "Felix Frankfurter" twice. Affixed to 3½x2 card. The stamp, part of the National Capital Sesquicentennial series, was issued on August 2, 1950. . 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. Note on verso of card (unknown hand) indicates Frankfurter signed this stamp while on the Supreme Court. On the Supreme Court, Frankfurter was the leading exponent of the doctrine of judicial self-restraint. Fine condition.
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