Working people and disfavored groups were central concerns of Frank Murphy, the last Michigan Law School graduate to sit on the United States Supreme Court. In the pages of this Review, just over a half century ago, Archibald Cox wrote of him: "It was natural ...th at his judicial work should be most significant in these two fields [labor law and civil rights] and especially in the areas where they coalesce."' In this Essay, after a brief overview of Murphy the man, his days at the University of Michigan, and his career prior to the Court appointment, I shall review some of the major labor and employment decisions analyzed by Professor Cox and assess their continuing impact on American law.
St. Antoine, Theodore J. "Justice Frank Murphy and American Labor Law." Mich. L. Rev. 100, no. 7 (2002): 1900-26.