Supreme Court Trivia

Family Affairs

Which justice left nearly his entire estate to charities?

Justice James C. McReynolds, known for his rude behavior toward Jewish justice Louis Brandeis and to women in general, surprised many by leaving nearly his entire estate to charities, including a children’s hospital. He had supported thirty-three children injured by a Nazi attack in World War II.

Felix Frankfurter, shown here in his office in November 1957, was one of six U.S. Supreme Court justices who was not born in the United States. He was born in Vienna, Austria. AP Images.

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