An attorney who fought against censorship and supported reproductive freedom, Ernst developed strategies and arguments that garnered civil liberties victories in the Supreme Court.
Ernst’s parents moved to New York City when he was two, and he grew up there. He graduated from Williams College in 1909 and completed his law degree at New York Law School in 1912. Three years later, he began a law practice that concentrated on cases involving censorship
American Civil Liberties Union
Brandeis, Louis D.