Louis D. Brandeis


Born
in Louisville, KY, The United States
November 13, 1856

Died
October 05, 1941

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Louis Dembitz Brandeis was an American lawyer and Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939.

He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Jewish immigrant parents from Bohemia, who raised him in a secular home. He enrolled at Harvard Law School, graduating at the age of twenty with the highest grade average in the law school's history.

Brandeis settled in Boston where he became a recognized lawyer through his work on progressive social causes. Starting in 1890, he helped develop the "right to privacy" concept by writing a Harvard Law Review article of that title, and was thereby credited by legal scholar Roscoe Pound as having accomplished "nothing less than adding a chapter to our law". He later published a boo
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Brandeis on Democracy

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Letters of Louis D. Brandei...

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Brandeis On Zionism: A Coll...

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Business: A Profession

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“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”
Louis D. Brandeis

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

[Olmstead v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1928) (dissenting)]”
Louis D. Brandeis

“We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.”
Louis D. Brandeis

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