The Making of the Modern Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis
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History of American Political Thought
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis made the modern Supreme Court. These two brilliant and seminal justices, known in their day for their restraint, nonetheless gave the weapons and the impulse to justices who would not share their judicial temperaments. Perhaps each of them would have been chagrined to the extent to which judges today ignore the traditional constraints of their jurisdiction, impose social values directly on the people, and increase the power of the central government over the states.
Forte, David, "The Making of the Modern Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis" (2019). Law Faculty Contributions to Books. 254.