The Administration: The Old Order Chcmgeth

Seated at his desk one day last April, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 79, suffered a mild stroke. A few days later, a second stroke left him partially paralyzed on his left side. His mind remained keen, and he clung to hopes of returning to the bench at the start of the new Supreme Court session in October. But last week, on the advice of doctors, Frankfurter sent a letter of resignation to President Kennedy. "I need hardly tell you, Mr. President.'' he wrote, "of the reluctance with which I leave...

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