Felix Frankfurter

Official portrait, 1939 Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an Austrian-born American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1939 until 1962, during which he was an advocate of judicial restraint.

Frankfurter was born in Vienna, immigrating to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Henry L. Stimson, the U.S. Secretary of War. During World War I, Frankfurter served as Judge Advocate General. After the war, he helped found the American Civil Liberties Union and returned to his position as a professor at Harvard Law School. He became a friend and adviser of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who appointed him to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin N. Cardozo. His adherence to judicial restraint during an era where conservative justices wielded the judicial power through the derogation canon and the "plain meaning rule" to strike down progressive laws has been described as liberal by some commentators.

Frankfurter served on the Court until his retirement in 1962, and was succeeded by Arthur Goldberg. Frankfurter wrote the Court's majority opinions in cases such as ''Minersville School District v. Gobitis'', ''Gomillion v. Lightfoot'', and ''Beauharnais v. Illinois''. He wrote dissenting opinions in notable cases such as ''Baker v. Carr'', ''West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette'', ''Glasser v. United States'', and ''Trop v. Dulles''. Provided by Wikipedia
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    The labor injunction / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1930
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    Felix Frankfurter reminisces : recorded in talks with Harlan B. Phillips. by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1960
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    Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court. by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1961
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    Law and politics : occasional papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1913-1938 / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1962
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    The constitutional world of Mr. Justice Frankfurter : some representative opinions / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1949
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    From the diaries of Felix Frankfurter : with a biographical essay and notes / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1975
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    Of law and men : papers and addresses, 1939-1956 / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1956
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    Of law and men : papers and addresses of Felix Frankfurter, 1939-1956 / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1965
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    The commerce clause under Marshall, Taney and Waite / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1964
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    Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court, by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1938
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    A selection of cases under the Interstate Commerce Act, by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1922
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    The business of the Supreme Court : a study in the federal judicial system / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1927
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    Cases and materials on administrative law / by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1935
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    The law and the law schools by Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

    Published 1915
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