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Guide to the Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman Legal Files TAM 287

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Processed by Anne Parsons, 2004; Susan Tofte, Elizabeth Du Rocher, 2006; Jan Hilley, 2008

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Title: Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman Legal Files
Dates [inclusive]: 1915-1992
Dates [bulk]: 1940-1985
Abstract: The legal firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman was a major force in civil liberties, civil rights and labor litigation from the 1950s through the 1990s. Senior partners Leonard Boudin and Victor Rabinowitz, along with Michael Standard, Michael Krinsky and Eric Lieberman, are associated with some of the most famous cases of the period, handling litigation and other legal work for Paul Robeson, Alger Hiss, James Peck, Dr. Benjamin Spock and many other notable figures. The firm represented numerous labor unions, most notably the American Communications Association, and assisted clients in passport cases, loss of employment and other legal matters arising from the targeting of individuals in government security investigations. The firm has been deeply involved in civil rights work and, during the Vietnam War, successfully defended, on First Amendment grounds, some of the leading opponents of the war, as well as draft resisters and conscientious objectors. The collection includes legal documents and background materials from many cases handled by the firm, as well as client files containing correspondence, reports, draft contracts and routine legal materials of all kinds.
Quantity: 116.25 Linear Feet in 117 record cartons
Call Phrase: TAM 287