Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Hand, [Billings] Learned (the Tenth Justice)

Born: 1872 AD
Died: 1961 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Jurist, Lawyers


US jurist


judge on US District Court for Southern District of New York 1909-1924


judge on US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 1924-1951


wrote "The Spirit of Liberty" 1952, "The Bill of Rights" 1958


Page last updated: 6:56pm, 17th Jun '10

  • "Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment."
  • "I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it..."