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On This Date in Legal History

President Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court. On June 1, 1916, the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 47-22, and he was sworn in on June 5, 1916. He served on the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 28, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court. On June 1, 1916, the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 47-22, and he was sworn in on June 5, 1916. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

Louis Brandeis was the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice. His nomination was very controversial. His appointment (by President Wilson) prompted a confirmation hearing for the first time in history. (Now they’re commonplace.)  Eventually the Senate confirmed his nomination in a … Continue reading

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Louis Brandeis: Confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice in 1916

On January 28, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis to the United States Supreme Court.  On this date in 1916, the Senate confirmed his nomination and he served on the Court until February 13, 1939.  Justice Brandeis was … Continue reading

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