Born in 1906 in New Jersey, William Brennan was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower. Eisenhower later said he regretted the appointment because Justice Brennan was so liberal in his rulings. He authored 1,300 opinions. Many of them reflected his support of women's reproductive rights, and opposition to the death penalty. He served 33 years on the Supreme Court and died in 1997.
>> Read a tribute to Justice Brennan from Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe: http://www.law.harvard.edu/alumni/bulletin/backissues/fall97/brennan.html