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Lot 238

Cardozo, Bejamin (1870-1938) American jurist and legal essayist, Cardozo served as Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court from 1932-1938. As an appellate judge, particularly during his time with the New York State Court of Appeals (1914-1932), Cardozo helped steer the process to a greater involvement with public policy. As a Supreme Court Justice, Cardozo supported the New Deal policies of President Roosevelt, writing the majority opinion supporting the Social Security Act. One of the most influential jurists and legal scholars of the 20th century.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Benjamin N Cardozo"). Two pages, octavo, New York City, August 21, 1930. On Bar Building letterhead. To Dr. Henry Hurwitz. Accompanied by a 5 x 7" black and white photo of Justice Cardozo. One horizontal fold, minor edge wear, insignificant age toning, some paper clip scratches and soiling at upper left corner, else, very good to fine condition.

Thanking Doctor Hurwitz for sending him "a copy of Dr. North's biographical jottings", the noted jurist reveals his concern for society; "I feel very deeply the significance of what he says. It would be a tragedy if his delightful humor did not give it a strain of comedy. Who would not join a 'conspiracy' to rectify such wrongs? But perhaps what is needed is a little short of a transformation of humanity."
Estimated Value $500 - 750.

Realized $288

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