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CHIEF JUSTICE FRED M. VINSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/12/1948 - HFSID 28653

FREDERICK M. VINSON Frederick M. Vinson sends a rare judicial typed letter about some court cases. Rare judicial Typed Letter Signed: "Fred M. Vinson" as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, 1948 January 12. To D. Lawrence Groner, U.S.

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FREDERICK M. VINSON
Frederick M. Vinson sends a rare judicial typed letter about some court cases.
Rare judicial Typed Letter Signed:
"Fred M. Vinson" as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, 1948 January 12. To D. Lawrence Groner, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Begins: "Dear Chieftain". In full: "Further in connection with our conversations relative to the needs of the Third Circuit for the assignment of outside Circuit Judges to hear and determine the appeals pending in the cases of the Universal Oil Products Co., v. Root Refining Co., and American Safety Table Co., v. Singer Sewing Machine Co.: I am enclosing herewith Judge Biggs' certificate of need, and, also, for your convenience, a form of certificate of consent to the assignment of a Circuit Judge from your court to sit in these cases. Will you kindly return these certificates at your earliest convenience. I am most appreciative of your cooperation. With kind personal regards, I am Sincerely," Certificates not present. DUNCAN LAWRENCE GRONER (1873-1957) was U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Virginia (1921-1931), Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1931-1937) and Chief Justice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1937 until his death in 1957. FRED M. VINSON (1890-1953), a former U. S. Representative from Kentucky (1925-1929, 1931-1937), U.S. Circuit Court Judge (1937-1943) and Secretary of the Treasury (1945-1946), was appointed Chief Justice by President Truman in 1946, serving until his death in 1953. During his term, the Supreme Court rendered important civil liberty decisions. It ruled that the non-Communist statement required by the Taft-Hartley Act did not violate the Constitution (1950), that a speaker who displays "a clear and present danger" of incitement to riot can be arrested (1951) and that segregation is barred in interstate railway travel (1952). The Supreme Court in "Universal Oil Products Co. v. Root Refining Co.", 328 U.S. 575, 581 (1946), distinguished "law officers of the United States" from private interests amici. In its opinion, the Court encouraged district courts to avail themselves of government amici participation to represent the public interest in the administration of justice. Letters of members of the Supreme Court discussing cases are virtually unobtainable. Lightly creased. Fine condition.

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