Sixty years after his appointment as Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, Benjamin N. Cardozo’s place in history as one of the country's most outstanding jurists and preeminent legal philosophers is secure. He is· widely acclaimed for being a successful practitioner, a brilliant legal scholar and a man who is ranked among the preeminent American judges, along with Marshall, Kent, Story and Holmes. He was a giant of his era who, while spending all but six years of his professional life in New York, exerted a powerful national influence upon his own times.
Jay C. Carlisle, Benjamin N. Cardozo: Sixty Years After His Appointment as New York's Chief Judge, 60 N.Y. St. B.J., Jan. 1988 at 36, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/620/.