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Guide to the Victor Rabinowitz Papers
||Victor Rabinowitz Papers
||Victor Rabinowitz (1911- 2007) had a long and distinguished career as an attorney
specializing in civil liberties cases, international law, labor law and U.S. constitutional
law. He was a partner in the firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard and Krinsky and
argued cases at many levels in New York City and New York, as well as appearing before
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U. S. Supreme Court.
Rabinowitz represented Alger Hiss in his efforts to obtain government documents relevant
to re-opening his case. He also represented the governments of Cuba and Chile in U.S.
courts, and appeared on behalf on many labor unions and leftist individuals and political
organizations. He was an activist in the American Labor Party in the 1940s and was
a candidate for office on the ALP ticket. The collection contains correspondence,
appointment books, writings (including drafts of his 1996 memoir
Unrepentant Leftist: A Lawyer’s Memoir), political papers, legal records, and FOIA files. It also includes administrative
files of the Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation.
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