Archive for the ‘brandeis’ Category

In November 2016, I traveled to Boston to do some last minute research for my Quotable Brandeis book. While there, I took a train to Waltham to spend the afternoon rooting around the Robert D. Farber University Archive and Special Collections at Brandeis University. I went there in hopes of discovering a few “new” quotes, […]


In 1890, Louis D. Brandeis and his law partner Samuel D. Warren published the article “The Right to Privacy” in the Harvard Law Review. It is one of the most cited law review articles of all time, and Brandeis and Warren are often credited with creating a new legal right. But were they really the […]


On February 2, 1893, Louis D. Brandeis wrote a letter to William Harrison Dunbar, a young man who had been practicing law in Brandeis’s firm for over five years. Dunbar was a bright man who showed a lot of promise, yet Brandeis apparently felt that his career was not advancing the way it should. In […]


This is a semi-sequel to an earlier post that was written in response to the publication of Clare Cushman’s Table For 9: Supreme Court Food Traditions & Recipes. I probably should have put more thought in the title, because while this post does talk about food and recipes, it doesn’t really talk about eating habits […]


Everyone at my library is excited because we just received our copy of Table For 9: Supreme Court Food Traditions & Recipes by Clare Cushman, editor of The Journal of Supreme Court History. It’s a really nice looking book, with lots of photos, recipes and tidbits about the eating habits of the justices, both present […]


If Brandeis had been “just” a lawyer, or had become an academic like many of his family members wanted, he probably would not be remembered today. But in addition to everything else, Brandeis was a great writer, and his activism and his seat on the Supreme Court gave him a platform to disseminate his philosophy. […]


We haven’t received the Summer 2017 issue of The Green Bag yet here at the Law Library, but it has appeared online, which these days may be the only edition that matters. I’m being stubborn and waiting for my paper copy so I haven’t read the entire thing, but there are two articles I wanted […]