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People/Characters: William O. Douglas

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The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges by G. Edward White
Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey by Linda Greenhouse
Choosing Truman: The Democratic Convention of 1944 by Robert H. Ferrell
The Court Years: 1939 to 1975 by William O. Douglas
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio
The Environmental Justice: William O. Douglas and American Conservation by Adam M. Sowards
The Final Days by Bob Woodward
Go East, young man: the early years; the autobiography of William O. Douglas by William O. Douglas
A History of the Supreme Court by Bernard Schwartz
Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America by Mark R. Levin
The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States by Kermit L. Hall
A People's History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear
Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah FeldmanSupreme Court justice
The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Rosen
The Supreme Court from Taft to Warren by Alpheus Thomas Mason
Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas by Bruce Allen MurphyJustice
A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America by Evan J. Mandery

Character description

William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898 – January 19, 1980) was an American jurist and politician who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas was confirmed at the age of 40, one of the youngest justices appointed to the court. His term, lasting 36 years and 209 days (1939–75), is the longest term in the history of the Supreme Court.  Douglas holds a number of records as a Supreme Court Justice, including the most opinions. He was the 79th person appointed and confirmed to the bench of that court. In 1975 Time magazine called Douglas "the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court".

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