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Summary: The West is changing. Martin van Creveld points to one of its darker trends, as the West appears to be reversing its long journey to greater personal freedom. “It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought ...
“Every time you read an article that says America has to support Israel because it is the only democracy in the Middle East, (it) walks in a path that was trodden initially by Louis Brandeis.” Ellenson emphasized that U.S. support of Israel did not involve the political Zionism espoused by Herzl. “It is important ...

Although he was in dissent in a 1928 case when he made the point, Justice Louis Brandeis was surely correct when he wrote that “Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher.” Laws and court opinions do not just resolve concrete issues; they provide moral guidance. For example, Brown v. Board of ...
Not by solving all our problems or by ignoring our deep and enduring disagreements, but rather reinvigorating the idea that local governments should function as what Louis Brandeis famously called the "laboratories of democracy." The late Supreme Court justice was referring to states; but it may prove an ...
“As long as I can do the job, I will be here,” she said to applause after joking that she can no longer set as a deadline the 23 years that Louis Brandeis served on the court. “I'm the longest sitting Jewish justice,” she said. “So I can't use that.” Ginsburg, 84, who was nominated by President Bill Clinton, has ...
This leads to endless calls for greater transparency, with the obligatory invocation of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis's memorable line that “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” What this trite sentiment overlooks is that secrecy is also essential to democracy. No democracy can function ...

Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once famously said, "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." If Brandeis is correct, we no longer have a democracy in the U.S., or, at best, we are damn close to losing it.
Dalin's book offers a comprehensive look at the personal lives, legal careers and legacies of the eight Jews who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court – Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan.
Bozeman's newest City Commissioner Terry Cunningham laid out his priorities on this page in a Dec. 28 letter to the editor. In it, he extolled the virtues of governmental transparency, citing 20th century U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis's oft quoted words: “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”.
Such behavior would have been no surprise to Louis Brandeis, the lawyer, Supreme Court justice, and intellectual force behind a keystone part of mid-20th century political economy. Brandeisian thinking is built on two key ideas, regulation and anti-monopoly, used to protect what he called "industrial liberty ...
After some initial failed experimentation with planning, New Dealers settled on a framework of stimulus, regulation, unionization, progressive taxation, and anti-trust, heavily influenced by Louis Brandeis (to be covered in the next article in this series). To get people back to work and prime the economic ...
In 1932, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously praised states as the laboratories in which “novel social and economic experiments” could be tested. Many of those experiments subsequently became the basis of the New Deal. Today, cities—with their high concentrations of politically progressive ...
We must be mindful of transparency, recalling Justice Louis Brandeis's iconic proclamation that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Of course, sunlight may also cause melanoma! How do we deal with these competing goals and ensure that a mere allegation, without compelling evidence, does not quickly ...
In 1932, when Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis deemed U.S. states “laboratories” for democracy, he couldn't have known that those labs would one day be filled with hydroponic weed. This week, federalism and marijuana once again found themselves trapped in the same smoke-filled van as U.S. ...
Sorenson “had damaged the political morale of his constituency, of all Iowans, and of all Americans,” Pratt wrote. He quoted Justice Louis Brandeis as noting that the deviant acts of the corrupt public official are of course horrific, “but a hundred times worse is the demoralization of our people which results.”.
On December 27, 1771, future Supreme Court Justice William Johnson, Jr., was born in South Carolina. Johnson has attracted a following among Court watchers over the years for his little-understood role as the first prominent dissenter in Supreme Court history. Today, dissenting opinions from the Justices ...
Judge's award acceptance speech becomes an impassioned appeal: "It is a very good thing that the workplace's dirty little secret has finally been subjected to a healthy dose of Justice Louis Brandeis' strongest disinfectant. Now that we have let the sunshine in, we can finally address the nefarious and way ...

The late great comedian Robin Williams once weighed in on the influence of corrupting money in politics by quipping, “Politicians should wear sponsor jackets like Nascar Drivers. Then we know who owns them.” The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis remarked, long before Robin Williams ...
Having said that, I wholeheartedly believe that the public's right to know is best served in the overwhelming majority of instances. Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis is believed to be the originator of the quote “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” He is also believed to have written “If the broad light ...
Instead, the Gulf War veteran stole a part of a 1928 dissenting opinion by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis to smack another blow against ...
Justice Louis Brandeis, while concurring with the overall decision on different grounds, thought lawmakers needed to have a specific reason to ...
... friendship with fellow justice Louis Brandeis; it's the writing. Apparently unafraid that they were scripting a movie that had virtually no action, ...
Eminent twentieth-century Americans, including Dorothy Thompson, Zechariah Chafee, Louis Brandeis, John Dewey, Orson Welles, and ...
... the ringer and co-opted by all sides of the political spectrum since Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis penned it more than 100 years ago.
There is the middle position, coming from former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' dictum in Whitney v. California, that the answer to ...
Justice Louis Brandeis, in his concurring opinion in Whitney v. California (1927): “Those who won our independence believed … that public ...
As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said over 60 years ago, “We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth ...
Yet stare decisis is not "a universal inexorable command," Justice Louis Brandeis observed, and the Supreme Court may bow "to the lessons of experience and the force of better reasoning.
A lot of the progressives of the era, including Teddy Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, the great progressive justice and even people associated with the fledgling ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, they supported eugenics.
But there is also a progressive version of federalism, historically associated with Louis Brandeis, the early 20th-century reformer and Supreme Court justice, who envisioned states as "laboratories of democracy.
The first Jewish justice was appointed in 1916 (Louis Brandeis), followed by Benjamin Cardozo in 1932, which established the unofficial "Jewish seat" on the court.
The first Jewish justice was appointed in 1916 (Louis Brandeis), followed by Benjamin Cardozo in 1932, which established the unofficial "Jewish seat" on the court.
Struggling to avoid being cultivated with the mushroom method, the subterranean journalists advocate to a sometimes-skeptical outside world the words of former U.S.
A lot of the progressives of the era, including Teddy Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, the great progressive justice and even people associated with the fledgling ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, they supported eugenics.
Also for no good reason, I confused the origin of the famous "know it when you see it" quote about pornography. It was Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart who wrote that, not his predecessor Louis Brandeis. (Thank you to the readers who ...
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the first of its "name and shame" lists this week, intent upon intimidating 96 sanctuary cities - towns, cities and counties - that refused requests from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to ...
"The remedy is more speech, not enforced silence," wrote US Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis in 1927 in his defence of freedom of speech.
Several speakers referenced Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' admonition that "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants," lamenting the shroud of secrecy that surrounded mailers sent by an independent expenditure group in advance of this ...
Good morning. Defining leadership calls to mind the famous Louis Brandeis quip about pornography: You know it when you see it.
Defining leadership calls to mind the famous Louis Brandeis quip about pornography: You know it when you see it. Fortune publishes its annual list of the world's greatest leaders Thursday.
It was Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, a staunch believer in open government, who famously said that sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Ginsburg, 80, the oldest member of the Supreme Court and appointed to the court in 1993 by Democratic President Bill Clinton, has said on several occasions that she wants to match the longevity of Justice Louis Brandeis, who was 82 when he stepped down ...
The name is a loose reference to a line in a book arguing against monopolies by the estimable jurist Louis Brandeis, published in 1914, just two years before he joined the U.S.
The Trump administration's proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency's budget raises the question of what is the optimal geographic area to cover with some economic policy.
The name of the week is derived from a quote by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases.
The disposition to admire and almost worship the rich and powerful, and to despise, or, at least to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and ...
In a United States Supreme Court decision that dates back to 1927, Justice Louis Brandeis defended free speech by explaining "those who won our nation's independence... valued liberty as an end, and as a means..." They believed, he continued, "that ...
It was Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, a staunch believer in open government, who famously said that sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Struggling to avoid being cultivated with the mushroom method, the subterranean journalists advocate to a sometimes-skeptical outside world the words of former U.S.
But the Senate didn't even have public confirmation hearings until 1916, when the contentious nomination of Louis Brandeis brought the confirmation process into the sunlight. A Supreme Court nominee didn't even appear at a confirmation hearing until ...


 

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