By William O. Douglas, James O'Fallon
Because the longest-serving Justice within the heritage of the U.S. ultimate court docket, William O. Douglas used to be recognized for writing a number of dissenting evaluations. He was once additionally a prolific author off the bench, a guy whose paintings was once as a lot enthusiastic about nature as with legislation. This assortment brings jointly writings that characterize the wide variety of Douglan's pursuits. It contains choices from his autobiographical and political books, and critiques from landmark cases--all reflecting not just his love of justice but in addition his roots within the Northwest and his lifelong dedication to the surroundings. those writings exhibit that Douglas by no means shied from controvery--whether over interpretation of the Fourteenth modification or the alternative among flies and bait for trout fishing--and supply ample suggestion for either environmentalists and all who yearn for a extra simply society. even if extolling the fun of the wild or protecting the rights of voters, Douglas indicates during this paintings that he really was once Nature's Justice--and one-of-a-kind.
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I have heard the noise of elk in the thickets along Petross Sidehill. These have been haunting memories that in illness returned me to the world of reality even when it seemed I might be close to the other side of the river. But the most vivid recollections have reached me in environments that have been bleak and dreary and oppressive. I remember a room in New York City on West 120th Street that overlooked an air well. The sun reached that room but a scant two hours a day. There was no other outlook.
But that was the only strike I had in thirty minutes on the Hallock killer. “Time for a change,” I thought, selecting a gray hackle, a No. 17 with a yellow body and red wings. ” I tied it on and continued upstream to a big pool I had seen. This was at least fifty feet long. It was filled with white water at its head. The lower part was calm, and at least six or eight feet deep. I puzzled over the best way to fish it. If I cast upstream to the base of the white water at the head of the pool, the line would stretch across the calm water and disturb the trout.
10. Douglas’s dissent can be found on page 201. 11. Compare Go East, pp. 156-159 with Independent Journey, pp. 93-99. 12. 158. 13. Go East, p. 164. 14. Thurman Arnold, Fair Fights and Foul, pp. 62-63. 15. Go East, pp. 169-70. 16. Independent Journey, pp. 197-215. 17. S. 586 (1940) 18. S. 584 (1942) 19. West Virginia State Board of Education v. S. 624 (1943). 20. Id. at p. 646. 21. Douglas’s opinion in Dennis v. United States can be found on page 201. 22. William O. Douglas, The Court Years, 1939-1975: The Autobiography of William O.
Nature's Justice: Writings of William O. Douglas (Northwest Readers) by William O. Douglas, James O'Fallon