Melvin I. Urofsky is a professor emeritus of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and was the chair of its history department. He is the editor (with David W. Levy) of the five-volume collection of Louis Brandeis’s letters, as well as the author of American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust and Louis D. Brandeis. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dissent and the Supreme Court will be available from Pantheon Books in 2015.
ARTICLES FEATURING MELVIN I.
The Importance of Dissent
The very first dissent was written by Justice Thomas Johnson in the long forgotten case of "Georgia v. Brailsford" (1793)....