Saturday, January 28, 2006

If Woodrow Wilson were alive today he would be rolling in his grave

This Day in History
January 28

1916 Wilson nominates Brandeis to the Supreme Court
President Woodrow Wilson nominates Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court on this day in 1916. After a bitterly contested confirmation, Brandeis became the first Jewish judge on the Supreme Court.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Brandeis quickly earned a reputation in Boston as “the people’s attorney” for taking on cases pro bono. Brandeis advocated progressive legal reform to combat the social and economic ills caused in America by industrialization. He met Woodrow Wilson, who was impressed by Brandeis’ efforts to hold business and political leaders accountable to the public, during Wilson’s 1912 campaign against Theodore Roosevelt. Brandeis’ early legal achievements included the establishment of savings-bank life insurance in Massachusetts and securing minimum wages for women workers. He also devised what became known as the “Brandeis Brief,” an appellate report that analyzed cases on economic and social evidence rather than relying solely on legal precedents.
Brandeis emerged as the nation’s foremost judicial leader in an age of growing American industrial power and helped articulate Wilson’s “New Freedom” political platform. Wilson and Brandeis shared liberal views on economic and social policy and also agreed that the federal government should take a “hands off” approach to managing the economy. New Freedom policies encouraged the cultivation of healthy economic competition, rather than the government spending time and money trying to control monopolies. In contrast, Wilson’s opponent, Roosevelt, urged the dismantling and direct regulation of monopolies.
Upon Wilson’s ascension to the presidency, he looked to appoint men to the federal court who were not influenced by “the big interests” and had the “superior rights of the public” in mind. Brandeis accepted President Wilson’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1916. His high-court rulings on the Bill of Rights and privacy law reflected his progressive politics. Although he and fellow justice Oliver Wendell Holmes were frequently the lone dissenters from the court’s majority during the increasingly conservative 1920s and 1930s, Brandeis’ colleagues later touted him as the “greatest legal craftsman of his era.”

I would like to remind you that Woodrow Wilson stated, "I have unwittingly ruined my country," after realizing the implications of signing into law, The Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

From this act stem all strains of modern day corporate personhood and has fostered think tanks and organizatoins that have little to bind them to the Historic Traditions of the United States of America ie, The Federalist Society.
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