Lincoln Caplan is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and was formerly on the editorial board of The New York Times. Among his books are The Tenth Justice: The Solicitor General and the Rule of Law and Skadden: Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire.
 (December 2013)

The Judge Who Shaped Our Law

Learned Hand
The Manhattan courthouse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was reopened this year after a long renovation. The chief judge returned to the main courtroom a bust of Learned Hand, the most venerated member in the court’s history. The imposing head and resolute face, bristling …