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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DURING THE TIME OF THESE REPORTS
HARLAN FISKE STONE, CHIEF JUSTICE.
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, CHIEF JUSTICE.
FRANCIS BIDDLE, ATTORNEY GENERAL.
CHARLES FAHY, SOLICITOR GENERAL.
CHARLES ELMORE CROPLEY, CLERK.
1 Mr. Justice Byrnes resigned on October 3, 1942. See post, pp. v, 2 Mr. Justice Sutherland, who retired from active service on January 18, 1938 (303 U. S. Iv), died in Washington, D. C., on July 18, 1942.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
ALLOTMENT OF JUSTICES
It is ordered that the following allotment be made of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of this Court among the Circuits, agreeably to the Acts of Congress in such case made and provided, and that such allotment be entered of record, viz:
For the First Circuit, FELIX FRANKFURTER, Associate Justice.
For the Second Circuit, ROBERT H. JACKSON, Associate Justice.
For the Third Circuit, OWEN J. ROBERTS, Associate Justice.
For the Fourth Circuit, HARLAN F. STONE, Chief Justice. For the Fifth Circuit, HUGO L. BLACK, Associate Justice. For the Sixth Circuit, STANLEY REED, Associate Justice. For the Seventh Circuit, JAMES FRANCIS BYRNES, Associate Justice.
For the Eighth Circuit, FRANK MURPHY, Associate Justice.
For the Ninth Circuit, WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, Associate Justice.
For the Tenth Circuit, FRANK MURPHY, Associate Justice.
For the District of Columbia, HARLAN F. STONE, Chief Justice.
October 14, 1941.
(For the next previous allotment, see 313 U. S. p. IV.)
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1942
Present: The CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE ROBERTS, MR. JUSTICE BLACK, MR. JUSTICE REED, MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER, MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS, MR. JUSTICE MURPHY, and MR. JUSTICE JACKSON.
The CHIEF JUSTICE said:
"In deep sorrow I announce the death on July 18th last of George Sutherland, a retired Justice of this Court.
"A citizen and member of the Bar of the State of Utah, he was United States Senator from that State from 1905 to 1917. He was in active service as a member of this Court from his appointment in 1922 to his retirement on January 18, 1938. As a Justice he brought to the service of his country a well-grounded knowledge of the law, a thorough understanding of the art of government, derived from a wide and varied experience in public affairs, and an unswerving devotion to constitutional government as the safeguard of cherished institutions and traditions of the Republic.
"His death has brought to a close a career of eminent public service, and has severed the ties of friendship which his unfailing kindliness and winning personality inspired in his colleagues and all those who knew him."
The CHIEF JUSTICE then voiced the regret of himself and his colleagues over the resignation of Mr. Justice Byrnes from his office as an Associate Justice of this Court, and their wish for the success of the resigning Justice in the new and arduous public undertaking which induced his separation from the court.
MR. GEORGE MAURICE MORRIS addressed the Court as follows:
"On behalf of the bar of the United States, I have been requested by certain members of the bar of this Court to present for the artistic archives of the Court a bronze bust of the late Louis D. Brandeis. The bust is the work of Miss Eleanor Platt, a sculptor of New York City. The bust has been set up in the library of this building. It would be inappropriate at this time to say anything respecting the career and virtues of the Justice so well known to your Honors and who sat with several of you. It is my understanding that adequate eulogy respecting Mr. Justice Brandeis will be presented at the memorial services which the Court has in mind."
The CHIEF JUSTICE replied:
"Mr. Morris, it is altogether fitting that on this, the first anniversary of the death of Justice Brandeis, there should be placed in this building a permanent memorial of his life and public service.
"In accepting it we are happy in the recognition that the bust which you present is something more than a mere record of his countenance. For it is a work of art in which the hand of the artist has revealed the spiritual beauty and intellectual distinction which were characteristic of the
"It will be placed in the Supreme Court Library. There it will stand for generations to come, a daily reminder to his surviving colleagues and to his successors on this Bench, to the members of the Bar, and to students of the law, of all those qualities of mind and heart which made Justice Brandeis a great law giver and an inspiring leader in the thought of men."