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Felix Frankfurter

Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was a jurist, who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna and immigrated to New York at the age of 12. He graduated from Harvard Law School and was active politically, helping to found the American Civil Liberties Union. He was a friend and adviser of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1939. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court for 23 years, and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court.

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The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquir ...

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Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.

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It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.

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If nowhere else, in the relation between Church and State, "good fences make good neighbors.

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Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalised medium of reason, that's all we ...

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No judge writes on a wholly clean slate.

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The line must follow some direction of policy, whether rooted in logic or experience. Lines should n ...

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Appeal must be to an informed, civically militant electorate.

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I know of no title that I deem more honorable than that of Professor of the Harvard Law School.

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In law also the emphasis makes the song.

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The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.

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Government is itself an art, one of the subtlest of the arts. It is neither business, nor technology ...

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In the first place, lawyers better remember they are human beings, and a human being who hasn't his ...

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Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of a free society.

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The most constructive way of resolving conflicts is to avoid them

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