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William O. Douglas
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The Dissent: A Safeguard of Democracy, 32 Journal of the American Judicial Society 104, 105 (1948).
William O. Douglas
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The One Un-American Act, Speech to the Author's Guild Council in New York, on receiving the 1951 Lauterbach Award (December 3, 1952) [1]
William O. Douglas
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Dissenting, Adler v. Board of Education of City of New York, 342 U.S. 511 (1952).
William O. Douglas
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Dissenting, Public utilities Commission v. Pollak, 343 U.S. 451, 467 (1952).


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Born: October 16, 1898

Died: January 19, 1980 (aged 81)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Judge

Bio: William Orville Douglas was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. With a term lasting 36 years and 209 days, he is the longest-serving justice in the history of the Supreme Court. In 1975, a Time article called Douglas the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court.

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