THE BRANDEIS/FRANKFURTER CONNECTION:
THE SECRET POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF TWO
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES by Bruce Allen Murphy Oxford; 482 pages; $18.95
"The doctrine of the separation of I powers," wrote Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis in Myers vs. United States, "was adopted ... not to promote efficiency, but to preclude the exercise of arbitrary power. The purpose was ... to save the people from autocracy." His ardent disciple Felix Frankfurter, "half brother-half son," as Brandeis characterized him, agreed in his personal diary: "When a priest enters a monastery, he must leave ... all sorts of...