Reconsidering the Frankfurterian Paradigm: Reflections on Histories of Lower Federal Courts


  • An earlier version of this paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History in Seattle, Washington, October 1998. The author wishes to thank Robert G. Bone, Howard S. Erlanger, Daniel R. Ernst, Kermit L. Hall, Rayman L. Solomon, and Bradley B. Williams for their comments and assistance in preparing this essay.