Brandeis brief

noun
Bran·​deis brief | \ ˈbran-ˌdīs- \

Legal Definition of Brandeis brief

: a brief containing information and statistics relevant to social and economic problems in addition to arguments of law and fact

History and Etymology for Brandeis brief

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 2 Dec. 2021.

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