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Governor’s Council Decides Against Public Hearing on Frankfurter Appointment

The Governor’s Council of Massachusetts met yesterday to discuss the procedure to be followed in connection with the confirmation or repudiation of the appointment of Professor Felix Frankfurter to the Massachusetts Supreme Court by Governor Joseph B. Ely.

The Council voted down a motion for a public hearing where an opportunity would be given supporters and opponents of Professor Frankfurter, other than members of the Council, to voice their views.

Instead it was definitely decided to discuss the Frankfurter appointment at the next meeting of the Council next Wednesday.

Opposition to the confirmation of Professor Frankfurter has developed since the announcement of his appointment on June 22nd.

The opponents of the appointment, led by former Governor Alvin T. Fuller, base their opposition on Professor Frankfurter’s defense of Sacco and Vanzetti.