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    Louis D. Brandeis, A Life, by Melvin I. Urofsky.

    Brandeis was the very antithesis of Bork; he was in many ways the founder of the school of thought to which the originalists are most opposed.

    Brandeis was by no means perfect in all respects; when it came to matter of racial equality, despite the fact that he greatly respected African-Americans as individuals, he never gave much consideration to institutionalized discrimination.

    On the other hand he strenuously opposed trusts in all of their manifestations, was instrumental in clearing the way for the pro-labor and anti-trust legislation of the New Deal. He strongly favored the sorts of regulation which Bork and his followers have been trying their best to dismantle.

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