Description: United States Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy (1890-1949) signed this 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” card imprinted with “Supreme Court of the United States Washington, D.C.”
Murphy was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940 after already having served as the Governor of Michigan (1937-1939) and Attorney General (1939-1940) under FDR. He is best-remembered for his fierce dissent from the ruling of Korematsu v. United States (1944), which upheld the constitutionality of the Japanese-American internment camps the government organized during World War II. He emphatically disagreed with the majority ruling, critically stating that the case legalized racism. Item #A00811.
Condition: Toning along top edge, mounting remnants on verso, otherwise in good condition with a bold signature.