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Since the beginning, nearly 100 men have been Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Of these, a dozen – no more – have made their mark, so that their distinctive work is part of the American Constitution. Among the moderns, excluding any still sitting, one counts Brandeis, Holmes, perhaps Hughes, perhaps Stone, possibly Cardozo, and certainly Felix Frankfurter. His voice will be heard, and he will influence political thought so long as there is a Supreme Court and so long as men are concerned to make their actions fit the American constitutional tradition.

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