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Supreme Court hands down decisions on affirmative action, immigration

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Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet

Podcast Review: Vox Tablet Interviews Author of New Book About Justice Louis Brandeis

The Vox Tablet podcast has a fascinating interview of Jeffrey Rosen about his new book chronicling the life of Louis Brandeis (1856-1941): Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet. Rosen, a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale Law School, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center. He is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School.

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Amicus:What Would Brandeis Do?

Much of the legal world’s attention was focused this week on Donald Trump’s attacks on Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over the Trump University fraud cases in California. The outrage centered on Trump’s insistence that the fact of Curiel’s Mexican ancestry should disqualify him from the case, considering Trump’s declared intent to build a border wall. We discuss Trump’s stance—and its historical antecedents—with Deborah Rhode, founding director of Stanford University’s Center on Ethics. And we sit down with Jeffrey Rosen to talk about the far-reaching legal mind of Justice Louis Brandeis, confirmed to the Supreme Court 100 years ago this month. Rosen is the author of the new book Louis D. Brandeis: An American Prophet.

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June 11, 2016

 

Linda Greenhouse And Jeffrey Rosen On The Supreme Court, Past And Present

It’s been nearly four months since the death of supreme court Justice Antonin Scalia left a vacancy on the bench. Republicans continue to stonewall President Obama’s nominee, saying there will be no hearing until after the election. Meanwhile, the Court has shied away from the kinds of blockbuster decisions that marked the last term. Some celebrate this as newfound judicial restraint. Others say it is a sign of dysfunction. We take the long view with two Supreme Court scholars. Both have just released books that explain the historic role of the Court in society — and how that has changed over the years.

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June 8, 2016

 

Review: In ‘Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet,’ Moral Vision and a True Believer’s Zeal

Louis Brandeis geared up for combat when J. P. Morgan’s New Haven Railroad tried to buy the Boston and Maine lines. Brandeis hated the thought of what he called “a monster corporation controlling all transportation facilities of New England,” and lobbied fiercely against the merger. Morgan prevailed, “but it took all the power of the Republican machine and of the bankers’ money to do it,” Brandeis wrote, “and I am well content with the fight made.”

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May 31, 2016

 

Newsworks Interviews Jeffrey Rosen

June 1 marks the 100th anniversary of Justice Louis Brandeis’ confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Cited as one of the court's most influential justices, his life and legacy are the focus of a new book, "Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet" by National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

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May 31, 2016


The Life And Times Of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

Four months after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the SCOTUS remains ideologically deadlocked— dodging major decisions like the recent battle over mandatory birth control coverage, as the Senate refuses to budge on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland.

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May 24, 2016


Harvard Book Store hosts Jeff Rosen

According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was “the Jewish Jefferson,” the greatest critic of what he called “the curse of bigness,” in business and government, since the author of the Declaration of Independence. Published to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his Supreme Court confirmation on June 1, 1916, "Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet" argues that Brandeis was the most farseeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century.

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May 24, 2016


Citizen Brandeis

A fine new book, “Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet” by Jeffrey Rosen, describes how seriously the justice took these beliefs. Though eager to see big banks and businesses broken up to prevent monopolies, Brandeis turned on President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his young left-wing advisers when they used the New Deal to bring great swathes of the economy, including small farms, under central government control. Mr Rosen, who heads the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, describes Brandeis joining more conservative justices in striking down key planks of the New Deal in 1935.

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Louis D Brandeis: American Prophet

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The World According to Star Wars by Cass Sunstein

Vice President Profile: Aaron Burr

The 2016 election’s effect on the Supreme Court

The Textual Limit on the President’s War Powers by Michael D Ramsey

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Cass Sunstein: The World According to Star Wars

Intelligence Squared Debate: Has the President Usurped Congressional Power?

The Orlando shooting and the Constitution

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It was 150 years ago today: Congress approved the 14th Amendment

Constitution Check: Is the transgender rights case a big test for the bureaucracy?

A look at three new cases headed to the Supreme Court

The next President and foreign affairs

Hamilton, the man and the musical

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The African-American Experience in Philadelphia

A tour of Philly’s sights, sounds, and flavors for the jaded city native

National Constitution Center to display Jackie Robinson’s first MLB contract

Supreme Court vacates Philadelphia man’s death sentence

Examining the legacy of Chief Justice Warren Burger

Intelligence Squared Debate: Has the President Usurped Congressional Power?

Stripes and Stars Festival Commemorates Birthdays of the U.S. Flag and Army

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Why the Supreme Court won’t impact gun rights

A primer about recent convention brawls over delegates

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Sidney Blumenthal & Sean Wilentz: The Hidden History of American Politics

An Originalist Reading of Art. II, Sec 2-McGinnis

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Jeffrey Rosen on Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet

Liberty Medal Ceremony to honor Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis

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The Supreme Court decision that saved Muhammad Ali’s boxing career

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The life and legacy of Justice Louis Brandeis

The life and legacy of Justice Louis Brandeis

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