THE ROLL CALL

The Roll Call ON MEN AND MEASURES Wilson's Praise of Brandeis "I am glad to pay him this tribute of admiration and confidence." (Confirmation of Louis D. Brandeis as Justice of the United States...

...and he knows more than how to talk about the rightóhe knows how to set it forward in the face of his enemies...
...Approval in the Senate was delayed for months by the reactionariesóboth Democratic and Republicanóbut they were finally defeated...
...Brandeis a member of my cabinet and found that they proceeded for the most part from those who hated Mr...
...Let me say by way of summing up, my dear Senator, that I nominated Mr...
...5. Supplemental statement of Commissioners Lennon and O'Connell...
...of his knowledge of modern economic conditions and of the way they bear upon the masses of the people, or of his genius in getting persons to unite in common and harmonious action and look with frank and kindly eye into each other's minds, who had before been heated antagonists...
...And some gentlemen who tried very hard to obtain control by the Boston Elevated Eailroad company of the subway of the city for a period of ninety-nine years can testify to his ability as the people's advocate when public interest calls for an effective champion...
...4. The report of Commissioner John B. Lennon on industrial education...
...8. Supplemental statement of Commissioner Ballard...
...and I need hardly tell you that I named Mr...
...Printed, At Last...
...On April 27 the House also approved the resolution and without a dissenting voice...
...Of his extraordinary ability as a lawyer no man who is competent to judge can speak with anything but the highest admiration...
...Many persons in this country to-day are deeply interested in solving our problem of adjusting the relations between Capital and Labor...
...Many charges have been made against Mr...
...For the whole country is aware of his quality and is interested in his appointment...
...You will remember that in the opinion of the late Chief Justice Fuller he was the ablest man who ever appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States...
...My Dear Senator: IAM very much obliged to you for giving me an opportunity to make clear to the Judiciary committee my reasons for nominating Mr...
...I did not, in making the choice of Mr...
...I did, however, personally consult many men in whose judgment I have great confidence and I am happy to say I was supported in my selection by the voluntary recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States who urged Mr...
...Brandeis upon my consideration independently of any suggestion from me...
...6. Supplemental statement of Commissioner Walsh...
...No one who hopes to grapple, intelligently, with this, our primary social problem, can make much real headway without this report of the indus-trial Relations Commission at his elbow...
...PROTEST was made editorially in the last issue of La Follette's Magazine against the delay in Congress over the printing of the report of the Industrial Relations Commission...
...James O'Con-nell, vice president of the American Federation of Labor, and Austin B. Garretson, of the Order of Railway Conductors...
...With warmest regards, Cordially and sincerely yours, WOODROW WILSON...
...He is also," the Chief Justice added, "absolutely fearless in the discharge of his duties...
...I myself looked into them three years ago when I desired to make Mr...
...John B. Lennon, treasurer of the American Federation of Labor...
...I have known him...
...He successfully directed the campaign which resulted in obtaining cheaper gas for the city of Boston...
...The resolution provides for printing 100,000 copies of the report proper, and 10,000 copies of the exhibits...
...3. The report of Commissioners Weinstock, Ballard and Ashton...
...Louis D. Brandeis to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court of the United States created by the death of Mr...
...7. Supplemental statement of Commissioner Garretson...
...I cannot speak too highly of his impartial, impersonal, orderly and constructive mind, his rare analytical powers, his deep human sympathy, his profound acquaintance with the historical roots of our institutions and insight into their spirit or of the many evidences he has given of being imbued to the very heart with our American ideals of justice and equality of opportunity...
...It was chiefly under his guidance and through his efforts that legislation was secured in Massachusetts which authorized savings banks to issue insurance policies for small sums at much reduced rates...
...I acted upon public knowledge and personal acquaintance with the man and preferred to name a lawyer for this great position, whose ability and character is so widely recognized that the needed no endorsement...
...Brandeis has rendered many notable services to the city and state with which his professional life has been identified...
...They threw a great deal more light upon the character and motive of those with whom they originated than upon the qualifications of Mr...
...The powerful, privilege-seeking interests that are opposing Mr...
...This friend of justice and of men will ornament the high court of which we are all so justly proud...
...Thus Congress (and, by signing this measure, the President) has made available to the public the results of the most fearless, searching, and wide-spread investigation of economic and industrial conditions ever undertaken in this country...
...I perceived from the first that the charges were intrinsically incredible to anyone who had really known Mr...
...2. The report of Commissioners John B. Commons and Florence J. Harriman...
...It will hearten friends of community and public rights throughout the country to see his quality signally recognized by his elevation to the Supreme Bench...
...Senator Culberson had written to the President asking for a statement of the "reasons which actuated the President in making the nomination...
...He rendered these services without compensation, and, whether he got it or not, the gratitude of every citizen of the state and city he served...
...In every matter in which I have made tests of his judgment and point of view I have received from him counsel singularly enlightening, singularly clear-sighted and judicial and above all full of moral stimulation...
...Brandeis for the Supreme Court because it was and is my deliberate judgment, that of all the men now at the bar whom it has been my privilege to observe, test and know, he is exceptionally qualified...
...Confirmation of Louis D. Brandeis as Justice of the United States Supreme Court is still hanging fire in the Senate...
...Brandeis, ask for or depend upon end&rsement...
...Justice Lamar, for I am profoundly interested in the confirmation of the appointment by the Senate...
...President Wilson wrote a letter on May 2 paying highest tribute to Mr...
...He is a friend of all just men and a lover of the right...
...and investigation...
...Brandeis and his qualifications for a seat on the Supreme Bench...
...and I beg that your committee will accept his nomination as coming from me, quickly, with a sense of public obligation and responsibility...
...I have tested him by seeking his advice upon some of the most difficult and perplexing ques-tions about which it was necessary for me to form a judgment...
...The propaganda in this matter has been very extraordinary and very distressing to those who love fairness and value the dignity of the great profession...
...I am glad to have the opportunity to pay him this tribute of admiration and of confidence...
...Brandeis as a member of that great tribunal only because I know him to be singularly qualified by learning, by gifts and by character for the position...
...These are but a few of the services of this kind he has freely rendered...
...Charles Culberson, United States Senate...
...I knew from direct and personal knowledge of the man what I was doing when I named him for the highest and most responsible tribunal of the nation...
...I have dealt with him in matters where nice questions of honor and fair play as well as large questions of justice and the public benefit were involved...
...Those who have resorted to him for assistance in settling great industrial disputes can testify to his fairness and love of justice...
...Since that was written Congress has taken action...
...President Wilson replied as follows:) Hon...
...The report proper contains: 1. The report of Basil M. Manly, director of research...
...This report is signed by Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the commission...
...Brandeis because he had refused to be serviceable to them in the promotion of their own selfish interests, and from those whom they had prejudiced and misled...
...There is probably no more important duty imposed upon the President in connection with the general administration of the government than that of naming members of the Supreme Court...
...the report of your subcommittee has already made it plain to you and to the country at large how unfounded these charges were...
...Brandeis have enough faithful representation in that body to delay action by the Judiciary committee...
...In the troublesome controversies between the garment workers and manufacturers of New York City, for example, he gave a truly remarkable proof of his judicial temperament and had what must have been the great satisfaction of rendering decisions which both sides were willing to accept as disinterested and even handed...

Vol. 8 • May 1916 • No. 5


 
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