Zimring and Rabe
11 South LaSalle Street
O. David Zimring
Olive H. Rabe
Telephone State 7067
June 30, 1928
Mme Rosika Schwimmer
2 West 83rd Street
New York City, New York
I was very excited this morning to het the news that the United States Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed Judge Carpenter. I only had one copy of the opinion which I am holding here for reporters’ use as they may want it. I have ordered a thousand copies which will be delivered on Tuesday and I will mail you one immediately.
Please be especially careful what you say about wanting to go to Europe to lecture or giving any reasons for wanting citizenship other that the fact that you want to live here for the rest of your life. Mr. Schlotfeldt is just vindictive enough to file a suit for the cancellation of your citizenship certificate if you make any statements that will give him a chance, and we want this victory to stick.
I am especially jubilant over hanging Carpenter reversed in the way that he was, after the attitude he took during the cause. Judge Anderson said:
“There is put to her a hypothetical question – what would she do under circumstances that never have occurred and probably never will occur – and upon her answers to this supposed case her petition is denied. A petitioner’s rights are not to be determined by putting conundrums to her.”
“The views of appellant relied upon the support the denial of her application have no substantial relation to the inquiry authorized by the statute. They were immaterial to that inquiry and do not furnish sufficient basis for the desree.”
I am just about imagine how furious Schlotfeldt is.
I had a long talk with Mrs. Lloyd early in June. I feel that she is a fine soul and I am glad to know her and hope that I can get results in her case. I had no idea how long it would take to make an abstract of the testimony. I am still grinding at it.
Hoping that you and Franzi are well and in the mood to celebrate your victory, I am
With much love,
I have just seen the news of your victory in the Marvin trial.
New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division. Rosika Schwimmer Papers, Box 180.