Louis Brandeis Nominated as Supreme Court Justice

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Louis Brandeis is nominated to be a Supreme Court Justice.

The nomination of Louis Brandeis is hotly contested because, as Justice William O. Douglas writes,

"Brandeis was a militant crusader for social justice whoever his opponent might be. He was dangerous not only because of his brilliance, his arithmetic, his courage. He was dangerous because he was incorruptible. . . [and] the fears of the Establishment were greater because Brandeis was the first Jew to be named to the Court."

Brandeis will go on to become one of the most influential Supreme Court justices ever, especially in the fields of civil liberties, free speech, and the right to privacy.

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