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William O. Douglas
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Writing for the court, Peak v. United States, 353 U.S. 43 (1957).
William O. Douglas
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Dissenting, Scherk v. Alberto-Culver Co., 417 U.S. 506, 526 (1974).
William O. Douglas
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Mike Wallace interview (4 November 1958), quoted in The Great Quotations (1966) by George Seldes


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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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