John Marshall Harlan: The Original Originalist

, The National Law Journal


During the 1897-98 school year at Columbian College of Law, now George Washington University School of Law, an 18-year-old government clerk named George Johannes and an unknown classmate carefully transcribed verbatim in shorthand 27 lectures on constitutional law by the first Justice John Marshall Harlan. More than 100 years later, a trio of lawyers joined to discover just what kind of law professor was the Great Dissenter.

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