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  • Brandeis, Louis Dembitz 1856-1941. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1916-1939). His opposition to monopolies and defense of individual human rights formed the basis of many of his high court decisions.

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  • With Kelley and her sister, Josephine, Goldmark helped to research and write the so-called Brandeis Brief, which her brother-in-law Louis Brandeis used to support protective laws for women workers.

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  • Arguing his side before the Court was the brilliant lawyer Louis D. Brandeis, who assembled what came to be known as the Brandeis Brief: 113 pages of medical and sociological data documenting the harm caused to women by overwork, with an entire section devoted to its “Specific Evil Effects on Childbirth and Female Functions.”

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  • Tony Pals of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities called the Brandeis move "the most severe cost-cutting step" any university has taken since the economic crisis began unfolding during the fall.

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  • Representatives from the FBI and Brandeis, which is outside Boston, did not immediately return calls for comment.

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  • The FBI had no comment on the matter and Brandeis, which is outside Boston, did not immediately return calls.

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  • For example, several of the so-called Brandeis terrorists trace their intellectual development back to classes taught there by Marxist professors like Herbert Marcuse and other America haters.

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  • The World Net Daily and Jewish World Review declared that Brandeis University dishonors its name (September 24, 2008) and The Providence Journal featured an Editorial entitled Brandeis Shames Itself (October 25, 2008).

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  • I played high school baseball with three players who went on to play at Princeton University and others who played at smaller, Division 3 schools such as Brandeis, Williams College and Trinity College.

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  • Even though progressives such as Brandeis have celebrated our federalism, it's important to remember that Brandeis lived and worked at a time when the federal government was icebound in conservative orthodoxy and the cause of social justice could be advanced only in a small number of states and cities.

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  • But the same Northside expansion that helped a team such as Brandeis thrive in its second varsity season visibly weakened the district as a whole.

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