Today in Supreme Court History

Today in Supreme Court History: January 28, 1916

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1/28/1916: President Wilson nominates Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court. He would be confirmed on June 1, 1916.

Justice Louis Brandeis

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  1. McReynolds immediately moved to the far end of the cafeteria.

  2. And then Justice McReynolds, the stale bigot, was replaced. By a (slightly) better person. Shortly afterward, that associate justice who replaced Justice McReynolds also was replaced — by a substantially better person.

    That’s generally how it works in America. Progress. Improvement. Replacement of clingers,

    1. Yep..clingers those that believe in the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights..those that believe the Federal Govt is a compact of the States and Judicial Review is simply not allowed for in said compact. Clingers who believe in sound money, limited govt, peace (not getting pulled into wars which certain immigrant groups who can’t put the old country behind them drag us in)…those that believe the individual decided who to trade with not the govt…

      Brandais was a commie we all know that…

      1. Please Eugene get this blog out of the Reason site!

  3. First progressive bolshevik…SC kind of went down hill (although it was pretty bad in the 18th century as well) from there. Oh to have a bunch of Andrew Napolitano’s and no more Kagan, Breyer or Ginsberg…more Libertarian Italians…please

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