Today in History: January 28, 1916

Brandeis Nominated to High Court

Louis D. Brandeis is nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson. Brandeis, the first Jewish justice on the court, will serve for more than 22 years. Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law will be named after the justice, who died in 1941.