Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era by David M. Dorsen

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357
Five Friendlys

Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era

by David M. Dorsen

Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $49.95 hb, 512 pp, 9780674064393

Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era by David M. Dorsen

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

Henry Friendly was a judge of the highest reputation – greater than Learned Hand in Justice Scalia’s opinion. His output was prodigious, his legacy unmatched: of his fifty-one clerks, twenty-one (including the present incumbent) became justices of the Supreme Court of the United States; in that Court’s decisions, only Learned Hand was cited more often than Friendly.

Five Friendlys

Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era

by David M. Dorsen

Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $49.95 hb, 512 pp, 9780674064393

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