Introduction: How should Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., be remembered in 2056, one hundred years after he joined the United States Supreme Court, or in 2090, one hundred years after he left it? There is no set convention for how we evaluate the success or failure, the greatness or mediocrity, of our Supreme Court Justices. This is the case even in their lifetimes, let alone decades later. Yet there are some constants in Brennan's legendary judicial career that may guide the way to evaluating his legacy.
Wermiel, Stephen, "Gazing into the Future: The 100-Year Legacy of Justice William J. Brennan" (2012). Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals. 972.