Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan
With a historian’s eye and a rabbi’s perspective, Dalin examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jewish Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, and current Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan.
Did they encounter anti-Semitism as they navigated the legal profession? What kinds of relationships did they have with the presidents who appointed them? What political debates arose during their nominations?
Dalin, a rabbi and scholar of American Jewish studies, has taught at numerous universities and formerly was a Taube Research Fellow at Stanford. He has written, co-authored and edited 11 books.