Early in his law career, Justice Brandeis wrote this letter to W. L. Putnam about legal matters. "The documents to which Mr. Stetson refers are N.B. Statutes . The records of the Suit in N.B. for foreclosure of the West Ext. Mortgage . The documents were filed with Mr. Davis as evidence last Friday . Have the x tnts...been filed." Signed for his company as, "Warren & Brandeis." Condition: Top margin tear at fold about 1/4 inch not affecting text. Slight sunning and a very small tear at the fold at the top.Slignt bend at upper left and lower right corners.
Brandeis gave his name to a judicial method of argument known as the "Brandeis Brief" using evidence based in fact rather than solely legal theory. In 1890, six years after he wrote our letter, Brandeis wrote a landmark article arguing that the "right to privacy" was inherent in US law. The concept formed the basis of important Supreme Court decisions including Roe v. Wade. Brandeis was the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice.
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