Law Schools: From the Mouths of Babes

Alarmed at the new age of prying photographers and gossip columnists, the two young Boston lawyers warned that "the question of whether our law will recognize and protect the right to privacy must soon come before our courts."

Written in 1890, that prophecy of Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis (later a Supreme Court Justice) signaled a new doctrine in U.S. law. Significantly, it was argued not in court but in the Harvard Law Review, then three years old and the pioneer of a new kind of learned journal that no other...

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