douglas, william o.

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Douglas, William O. definition


A justice of the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1975. Douglas was a committed liberal, who urged that the Court take bold steps in the application of the Constitution.

Note: Douglas served for thirty-six years, longer than any other justice in the history of the Court.
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