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  • How evidence became the winning argument

    2 weeks ago

    The first thing most people think of when they hear the name Louis Brandeis is his role as the first Jewish Supreme Court justice. For lawyers like me, who work on appeals, a close second is the concept of a “Brandeis Brief,” a style of advocacy that focuses more on empirical...

  • Sacco, Vanzetti and the Not-So-Great United States

    By Tom Tugend

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Every generation or so, America goes through emotional convulsions, when fear of foreign and domestic enemies erodes the nation's sense of tolerance and its respect for civil liberties.

    The 1950s witch hunts of the McCarthy era were preceded by the Red scare of the 1920s, when...

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