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Who did Louis Brandeis succeed as Supreme Court justice?
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Who was US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis?
Louis Brandeis, appointed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, was the first Jewish justice on the US Supreme Court. He served until his retirement in 1939. Brandeis was considered a brilliant legal scholar. He graduated from Harvard Law School at the age of 20, achieving the highest grade-point average in the school's history (at that time). Louis Brandeis is perhaps best known for what has come to be called a "Brandeis Brief," an argument based in part on expert testimony from people outside the legal field, and for putting cases into social and historic context, which set an important new precedent in legal presentation. He was also known to be a man of great integrity who, as a lawyer, would not participate in a case he felt to be unjust or a bad cause. Brandeis later became known as "The People's Lawyer" for his pro bono work on public interest cases and his dedication to improving the life of the average person.