As 4th Jew seeks US Supreme Court, a look at how the first was nearly borked

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As 4th Jew seeks US Supreme Court, a look at how the first was nearly borked
Louis D. Brandeis (Courtesy of the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special collections Department, Brandeis University)

BOSTON – On a late spring day nearly 100 years ago, Louis D. Brandeis arrived home from his law office and was greeted by his wife Alice with the words, “Good evening Mr. Justice Brandeis.” The announcement of the confirmation of the first Jewish associate justice to the US Supreme Court came earlier that afternoon, on…