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A petition for certiorari was filed in Morehead v. Tipaldo, 298 U.S. 587, on March 16, 1936. When the petition came to be acted upon, the Chief Justice spoke in favor of a grant, but several others spoke against it on the ground that the case was ruled by Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 261 U.S. 525.  >>more...>>

Title:     Owen Roberts Memorandum (November 9, 1945)
Author:    Roberts, Owen
Date:     November 9, 1945

Type:     Memorandum

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Supreme Court

Notes:     After Justice Roberts resigned from the bench Felix Frankfurter prevailed upon him to explain his motivations in his vote in the Parrish case. Ten years later Frankfurter published Roberts' Memorandum in the December, 1955 issue of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review