Louis Brandeis

At one point during the hearings, Henry D. Lloyd suggested that Clarence Darrow contact Louis D. Brandies, a then prominent attorney in Boston. On November 28, 1902 Darrow wrote to Brandeis:

"Mr. Lloyd has told me of your interest in our case and your willingness to help. We have decided to make an aggressive move along the lines discussed by you and Mr. Lloyd–the extortionate charges for anthracite freight rates as compared with bituminous; the legal and economic wrong in the union of mining and transportation; the relation of over-capitalization to low wages., &c. Mr. Lloyd understood that you would be ready to make an argument before the Commission on this part of our case. Could you do so, and also spend a few days here with us before the Commission in the presentation of the evidence on this subject? We should be glad to have you do so. Kindly let me know what compensation would be expected."

Brandeis replied by letter that he would gladly help without pay, but he was tied up with another case. However, Brandeis gave Darrow and Lloyd a law memorandum setting forth information they could use during the hearings. About fourteen years later, on June 4, 1916, Louis Dembitz Brandeis become an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

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