Brandeis brief

noun

Bran·​deis brief
ˈbran-ˌdīs-
: a brief containing information and statistics relevant to social and economic problems in addition to arguments of law and fact

Word History

Etymology

from Louis D. Brandeis (1856–1941), who introduced evidence of social and economic factors in his arguments before the Supreme Court in the case Muller v. Oregon

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“Brandeis brief.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Brandeis%20brief. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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