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William O. Douglas
(1898-1980) born on
Oct 16
US supreme court justice. He was the Liberal justice, 1939-1975, best known for his consistent and outspoken defense of civil liberties.
         
   
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The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.

R
At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.
A
Common sense often makes good law.
N
The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
K
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience . . . that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Dissenting opinion in 7-1 ruling that allowed radios to be played on streetcars, 26 May 1952.
R: To Justice Potter Stewart on why Vietnam War veterans were arrested for peaceful protest on steps of the Supreme Court building, "The Court Years 1939-75," 1980.
A: In court ruling, 25 Mar 1957.
N: To Justice Potter Stewart on why Vietnam War veterans were arrested for peaceful protest on steps of the Supreme Court building, "The Court Years 1939-75," 1980.
K: Dissenting opinion in 5-4 ruling that banned sale of obscene books, 24 Jun 1957.
   


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