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12/3/10: Scorpions

Image by rp_photo /Creative Commons via flickr
Image by rp_photo/Creative Commons via flickr

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, Utah – Felix Frankfurter, Robert Jackson, William O. Douglas and Hugo Black came from very different backgrounds and had very different ambitions, yet they all ended up in the same place: the U.S. Supreme Court, appointed by Franklin Roosevelt. These four titans of legal scholarship began as allies, but as time went on, they splintered into bitter rivals. During a tenure that spanned from the Great Depression through school desegregation, they each developed enduring legal theories and decided landmark cases. On Friday, Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman joins us to discuss the lives and legacies of FDR's Supreme Court justices.

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