Years ago—more than I care to remembeerI read Harlan Phillips’s Felix Frankfurter Reminisces (1960). Shazaam! (To borrow one of Judge Kozinski’s favorite expressions.) I knew I wanted to be a federal judge. But I’d also wanted to be Mickey Mantle. I had, however, read the Holmes-Laski letters and knew such tidbits as John Marshall’s having been Adams’s second choice and the effect the appointment of William Johnson had on Marshall’s control of the Supreme Court. See Donald Morgan, Justice William...