Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis -- Full Name: Louis Dembitz Brandeis (November 1856 – October was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to Born in Louisville, KY

Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, was appointed on January 28th, 1916.

Louis Brandeis (November 1856 – October was an American lawyer and…

Louis Brandeis was born in Kentucky on November 13, 1856. He graduated from Harvard Law School at the age of 20, and quickly became known as "the people’s lawyer" for fighting for workers' rights and breaking up monopolies. President Woodrow Wilson appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1916, and his decisions affirmed individual liberty and opposed unchecked governmental power. He died in 1941.

Louis Brandeis was born in Kentucky on November 13, 1856. He graduated from Harvard Law School at the age of 20, and quickly became known as "the people’s lawyer" for fighting for workers' rights and breaking up monopolies. President Woodrow Wilson appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1916, and his decisions affirmed individual liberty and opposed unchecked governmental power. He died in 1941.

Louis Brandeis US Supreme Court Justice : 1856-1941    "Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher…Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for the law: it invites every man to become a law unto himself, it invites anarchy." Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait by Robert Shetterly.

"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. … Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for the law: it invites every man to become a law unto himself, it invites anarchy.

Louis Brandeis.

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. -Louis D Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice

Photo of Louis Brandeis, c. 1916. Credit: Harris and Ewing; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “‘People’s Lawyer’ Louis Brandeis: 1st Jewish Supreme Court Justice.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/peoples-lawyer-louis-brandeis-1st-jewish-supreme-court-justice.html

‘People’s Lawyer’ Louis Brandeis: Jewish Supreme Court Justice

louis brandeis - Supreme Court Justice. The Brandies School of Law at the University of Louisville is named after him.

The Brandies School of Law at the University of Louisville is named after him.

Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis "We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.

Louis Brandeis became an icon of American legal scholarship even before he was appointed by President Wilson as the first Jewish justice of the  Supreme Court.

Aptt by # Louis Brandeis became an icon of American legal scholarship even before he was appointed by President Wilson as the first Jewish justice of the Supreme Court.

Louis Brandeis was a crusading lawyer and Supreme Court justice. Appointed by Woodrow Wilson in 1916, he changed law to restrain corporate power.  As a “people’s lawyer," he fought railroad monopolies, defended labor laws and helped create policies to address poverty.  He pioneered the use of expert testimony (called the Brandeis Brief) in court cases,. In 1908 he represented the state of Oregon in Muller v. Oregon and the right of he state to limit women's working hours.

Justice Louis Brandeis: "embedded in the american constitution is the right to privacy"

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