ASSOCIATE JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/22/1937 - HFSID 29381
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Frankfurter signed this typed letter on stationery from the Law School of Harvard University to Albert E. Marks in 1937. In it, he thanks Marks for letting him see an opinion form Judge Wilson and wrote that his own opinions on it were outlined in his book The Labor Injunction.
Typed letter signed: "Felix Frankfurter", 1p, 5¼x8, on stationery from the Law School of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nov. 22. 1937. Addressed to Albert E. Marks, Esq. In full: "Dear Mr. Marks: I am obliged to you for letting me see the opinion of Judge Wilson which otherwise would doubtless have escaped my notice. What I think about these questions I have set forth in my book on The Labor Injunction, and time has only confirmed the general views therein expressed. Sincerely yours," 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. Three files holes near top edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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