The greatest judge never to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Learned Hand embodied the notion of human liberty. A questioning man, Hand was a liberal skeptic, "never too sure he was right." An advocate of judicial restraint, Hand nevertheless ruled for free speech in his obscenity decisions and spoke out against McCarthy. His rulings came to be a rich part of America's story.
Sound recording — 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Martin Garbus discusses his new book, Courting disaster : the Rehnquist court and the unmaking of American law. He also recounts his experiences representing the Gone With the Wind heirs in the Wind Done Gone litigation and representing the defendants in district court in the Universal v. Reimerdes (a.k.a. the NY DVD case) challenging the constitutionality of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.