Louis D. Brandeis 100: Then & Now

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Louis D. Brandeis 100: Then & Now


Brandeis University is presenting a series of events in the winter and spring of 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nomination and confirmation of Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court. A series of discussions will highlight the thought and impact of Justice Brandeis and the continuing relevance of his ideas to the United States of the 21st century. These papers were commissioned from participants in those conversations.

  1. Louis D. Brandeis, the Supreme Court and American Democracy
  2. Opening Remarks: Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Lessons Learned from Louis D. Brandeis

    I Citizenship and the Economy: Labor, Inequality, and Bigness
  1. 1. Richard Adelstein | The Last Autonomist
  2. 2. Alexis Goldstein | What a Little Sunlight Can Do: Learning from the Economic Legacy of Louis D. Brandeis

    II Privacy, Technology and the Modern Self
  1. 3. Anita L. Allen | The Declining Significance of Home: Privacy “Whilst Quiet” and of No Use to Artists or Anyone
  2. 4. Shane Harris | Privacy Imperiled: What Would Brandeis Make of the NSA—and of Edward Snowden?
  3. 5. Steven A. Mirmina |Translating Justice Brandeis’s Views on Privacy for the 21st Century

    III Jewish Justices and the Expanding Diversity of the Supreme Court
  1. 6. David Dalin | The Appointment of Louis D. Brandeis, First Jewish Justice on the Supreme Court
  2. 7. Linda Greene | Diversifying the Supreme Court: Brandeis, Marshall, Sotomayor

    IV Speech and Participation in a Democracy: What Are the Rights and Responsibilities of the Educated Citizen?
  1. 8. Leslie Kendrick | Brandeis, Speech, and Money
  2. 9. Jon D. Levy | The Brandeis/Citizens United Question
  3. 10. Philippa Strum | Speech and Democracy: The Legacy of Justice Brandeis Today

Selected Bibliography

The bibliography offers a selection of works designed to complement the spring 2016 events, which examine the life and thought of Louis D. Brandeis and the continuing resonance, in the twenty-first century, of the issues that he cared about. It is organized around the topics of the March and April panels. Papers commissioned specifically for the LDB 100 celebration begin each section; author names appear in bold. We thank Anu Shah ’16 for his work on this document.

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