On This Date in Legal History

On November 15, 1882, former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. Unlike nowadays, it wasn’t customary for nominees to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, however, after his religious beliefs (he was Jewish), his associations with the ACLU, and his foreign birth came under attack, he relented. In the end, the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he served on the Court until he retired in 1962.

Justice Felix Frankfurter

Justice Felix Frankfurter

Learn more about his work as a lawyer, presidential advisor, professor, and justice at http://goo.gl/RoPCEe.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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