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Three Oppose Frankfurter Confirmation Before Senate Committee

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Three persons opposing Prof. Felix Frankfurter as “alien-minded” and as “author of the NRA” appeared before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee today to object to his confirmation as Supreme Court Justice, but there was little doubt that the committee would recommend his confirmation.

Collis O. Redd, who called himself national director of the Constitutional Crusaders of America — admittedly a one-man organization — said that Prof. Frankfurter was unfit to sit in the court, but when Senator Borah asked him, “Are you opposed to him because he is a Jews?” replied, “No.”

George E. Sullivan, Washington attorney, objected that the nominee was foreign born and had “alien affiliations.” Sullivan also opposed the nomination on the ground that it would “wrong our Jewish Americans” and “would promote racial intolerance by making other loyal citizens believe that he typfies the Jewish American. He has an international mind, not the mind of an American Jew.”

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