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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1755
AUTHOR: Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856–1941)
QUOTATION: It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, dissenting, New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann, 285 U.S. 311 (1932).