Archive for February, 2016

In honor of the centennial of Woodrow Wilson nominating Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, we at the law library of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. And by “we” I mean mostly Kurt Metzmeier. Flanking both sides of the display case are framed copies of two front pages […]


Melvin Urofsky, author of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life and many other books and articles about Brandeis, has just published a new book. Titled Dissent and the Supreme Court, it is a look at how Supreme Court dissents helped form a dialogue throughout history that shaped how the Constitution is interpreted. I haven’t had a […]


This is this blog’s first post by a guest writer. The name Laura Rothstein should be familiar to anyone who reads this blog as it seems like I mention her in about every other post. She is Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar here at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of […]


In honor of the 100th anniversary of Louis D. Brandeis’ ascension to the Supreme Court, I will be posting a number of collections of newspaper images and stories from Brandeis’ personal scrapbooks. For this post, I will be displaying a number of editorial cartoons about Woodrow Wilson’s nomination of Brandeis to the Court. Honestly, I […]


January 28th marked the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson nominating Louis D. Brandeis to the Supreme Court. It was an historic nomination in many ways. Brandeis was the second Jew to be nominated to the Court and the first to be confirmed. (Louisiana senator Judah Benjamin was offered a seat on the Court by Franklin […]