Louis Brandeis

D.O.B. November 13, 1856; Died: October 5, 1941.

Significance: Popularly known as the "people's lawyer," Brandeis was the first Jewish justice. He was a firm believer in social justice and individual fulfillment through free expression. He joined Justice Wendell H. Holmes in a series of historic dissents during the Red Scare era of the early 20's.

Notable for: Gilbert v. Minnesota (1920); Whitney v. California (1927); United States v. Schwimmer (1929).