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Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Prescient Judicial Philosopher11:07

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Portrait of American lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (1856 - 1941), early 20th Century. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)closemore
Portrait of American lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (1856 - 1941), early 20th Century. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

It’s been 100 years since Justice Louis Brandeis was confirmed to the country’s highest court. He was the first justice from a Jewish background to serve on the Supreme Court.

In his new book, “Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet,” author and law professor Jeffrey Rosen examines Brandeis’s judicial philosophy, and looks at the social and legal challenges he faced, surprisingly similar to those we confront today.

Note: A longer version of this previously aired on Radio Boston.

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This segment aired on May 27, 2016.

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