Book Review: A Giant of American Law (Reviewing Urofsky’s Louis D. Brandeis)

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  1. Joe says:

    Yeah, being politically correct is pretty much essential in this day and age, but it is also extremely boring.

  2. David Bernstein says:

    “whose advocacy clearly influenced the Court’s resolution of the legitimacy of the Oregon statute.”

    Almost certainly false. The Court upheld labor laws if common sense OR statistics showed that the laws promoted public health or the health of workers. The Court was clearly convinced that common sense held that women needed special protection. Brandeis’s brief, though influential in the longer term, was superfluous in Muller,and I’m quite sure the case would have been 9-0 even without it.