Date of Award

Spring 1932

Document Type



Political Science & International Relations


Do not be surprised in being informed that you have just been appointed, and consequently sworn in, as a Supreme Court Justice carrying with it a high degree of independence, and providing good behavior is maintained, a life time appointment. It has probably been your experience to be on the receiving end of the decisions of the Court--sometimes pleased with the outcome, and probably many more times greatly perturbed. Nevertheless, we know there is another side to the question, and you having taken your oath of office, let us now venture to take up our position on the other side of the bench. The cloak that marks us as receivers slips from our shoulders, and in its stead is placed the dark robe of the court Justice. Court dignity has taken over our body, may justice prevail. Shall we view the other side?