The son of a New York state Supreme Court judge of Portugese-Jewish descent, Cardozo was educated at Columbia University and Columbia Law School. Although he left Columbia before securing his degree, he practiced law in New York from 1891 to 1914. He was elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1914 and later that year moved to the New York Court of Appeals. In 1921, he delivered the Storrs Lectures at Yale University which was subsequently published as The Nature of the Judicial Process. He was a founding member of the American Law Institute in 1922. In 1927, he became a chief justice. In 1932, he was appointed to the US Supreme Court by Herbert Hoover. During the next five years, Cardozo delivered a number of famous opinions of the court, but late in 1937 he suffered a heart attack followed soon after by a stroke from which he never recovered. Cardozo is considered to be one of the great legal minds in US history. His other works include The Growth of the Law (1924), The Paradoxes of Legal Science (1928) and Law and Literature and Other Essays (1931).
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The Altruist in Politics
The Nature of the Judicial Process
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