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brandeis brief n
[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]
: a brief containing information and statistics relevant to social and economic problems in addition to arguments of law and fact
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.