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Louis D. Brandeis

(1856–1941), became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's ...

Louis D. Brandeis

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...Louis D. Brandeis 1856 1941 American jurist Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. In Harper's Weekly (20 December 1913). Compare the saying, ‘Rain is the best policeman of all’, heard from a senior police officer after London's Notting Hill Carnival had been rained off on the August Bank Holiday in 1986. Meaning that the incidence of crime falls when the rain does (as it also does in very cold...

Louis D. Brandeis

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...0Louis0D Louis D. Brandeis 1856 – 1941 American jurist and Supreme Court Justice If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold. dissenting opinion in Jay Burns Baking Co. v. Bryan (1924) guide by the light of reason guide by the light of reason let our minds be bold Those who won our independence…believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. in Whitney v. California (1927) courage to be the secret secret of liberty secret of liberty Fear of serious injury alone cannot...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0LouisD. Louis D. Brandeis 1856 – 1941 American jurist If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold. dissenting opinion in Jay Burns Baking Co. v. Bryan (1924) guide by the light of reason guide by the light of reason let our minds be bold Those who won our independence…believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. in Whitney v California (1927) courage to be the secret secret of liberty secret of liberty Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify suppression of free...

Louis D. Brandeis

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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2008
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...Louis D. Brandeis 1856 – 1941 It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous state may, if its citizen choose, serve as a laboratory and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country. The quote is often given as: “[states can be] laboratories of democracy.” dissent, New State Ice Company v. Liebmann , 1932 The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. Olmstead v. the United States , 1928 The right to be let...

Louis D. Brandeis

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...0LouisD. Louis D. Brandeis 1856 – 1941 American jurist Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. Other People's Money (1914) publicity is justly commended sunlight is said to be the best best of disinfectants Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burned women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. in ...

Brandeis, Louis D[embitz]

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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..., Louis D[embitz] ( 1856–1941 ), became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's Money ( 1914 ) greatly influenced Woodrow Wilson , who in 1916 appointed him to the U.S. Supreme Court. His miscellaneous papers, edited as The Curse of Bigness ( 1934 ), show him to have been continuously devoted to a social liberal point of view. After his retirement from the Supreme Court ( 1939 ), he concerned himself with aiding Jewish refugees. On...

Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis  

(1856–1941),became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's Money (1914) greatly ...
Brandeis Brief

Brandeis Brief  

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In 1908 Louis D. Brandeis, as counsel for the state of Oregon in Muller v. Oregon, prepared a new kind of brief in support of an Oregon law that limited ...
Bunting v. Oregon

Bunting v. Oregon  

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243 U.S. 426 (1917), argued 18 Apr. 1916, reargued 12 June 1916, reargued 19 Jan. 1917, decided 9 Apr. 1917 by vote of 5 to 3; McKenna for the Court, White, Van Devanter, and McReynolds in dissent, ...
Whitney v. California

Whitney v. California  

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• 274 U.S. 357 (1927)• Vote: 9–0• For the Court: Sanford• Concurring: Brandeis and Holmes• 274 U.S. 357 (1927)• Vote: 9–0• For the Court: Sanford• Concurring: Brandeis and Holmes[...]
Gitlow v. New York

Gitlow v. New York  

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• 268 U.S. 652 (1925)• Vote: 7–2• For the Court: Sanford• Dissenting: Holmes and Brandeis• 268 U.S. 652 (1925)• Vote: 7–2• For the Court: Sanford• Dissenting: Holmes and Brandeis[...]
Charles Warren

Charles Warren  

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(b. Boston, Mass., 9 Mar. 1868; d. Washington, D.C., 16 Aug. 1954), lawyer, authority on American constitutional law and history.Warren graduated from Harvard Law School and served as assistant ...
Myers v. United States

Myers v. United States  

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272 U.S. 52 (1926), argued 5 Dec. 1924, reargued 13–14 Apr. 1925, decided 25 Oct. 1926 by vote of 6 to 3; Taft for the Court, Holmes, McReynolds, and Brandeis in dissent. When he was President, ...
Ernst Freund

Ernst Freund  

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(b, New York, N.Y., 30 Jan. 1864; d. Chicago, Ill., 20 Oct. 1932), educator, lawyer, writer, and social reformer.Freund, a son of German immigrants, has been called the “father ...
Duplex Printing Co. v. Deering

Duplex Printing Co. v. Deering  

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254 U.S. 443 (1921), argued 22 Jan. 1920, decided 3 Jan. 1921 by vote of 6 to 3; Pitney for the Court, Brandeis, Holmes, and Clarke in dissent. In response to growing public pressure to control the ...
Truax v. Corrigan

Truax v. Corrigan  

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257 U.S. 312 (1921), argued 29–30 Apr. 1920, reargued 5–6 Oct. 1921, decided 19 Dec. 1921 by vote of 5 to 4; Taft for the Court, Holmes, Pitney (joined by Clarke), and Brandeis in dissent. In the ...
New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann

New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann  

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285 U.S. 262 (1932), argued 19 Feb. 1932, decided 21 Mar. 1932 by vote of 6 to 2; Sutherland for the Court, Brandeis in dissent; Cardozo not participating. In New State Ice, the Supreme Court ...
Criminal Syndicalism Laws

Criminal Syndicalism Laws  

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Statutes making it a crime to defend, advocate, or set up an organization committed to the use of crime, violence, sabotage, or other unlawful means to bring about a change ...
Social Background of the Justices

Social Background of the Justices  

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The personal attributes of the justices of the Supreme Court have, since the Court's beginning in 1790, been the center of intense political interest. Serious scholarly analysis of such attributes ...
Independent and Adequate State Grounds Doctrine

Independent and Adequate State Grounds Doctrine  

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The Supreme Court first enunciated the independent and adequate state grounds doctrine in Murdock v. Memphis (1875). It later stated succinctly in Fox Film Corp. v. Muller (1935) the grounds ...

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