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

Reason and Imagination: The Selected Correspondence of Learned Hand: 1897–1961

edited by Constance Jordan, with a preface by Ronald Dworkin
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 …