Archive for February, 2010

One of Louis Brandeis’ most famous opinions is his dissent in Olmstead v. US, 277 US 438, in which he railed against government use of wiretaps. It’s the source of the quote, “Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher…” that Rob Shetterly used in his portrait of Brandeis. That quote is the centerpiece of […]


Mel Urofsky was interviewed about his Brandeis biography on C-SPAN last October and I completely missed it. (Thanks to Bruce Behney for pointing it out to me.)  Thanks to the magic of the web, it’s now available for viewing.