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Brady's case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1963 ruled that prosecutors must turn over potential exculpatory evidence, even if it may hurt their case. “Society wins not only when the guilty are convicted, but when criminal trials are fair,” wrote Associate Justice William O. Douglas in favor ...
Stevens replaced William O. Douglas on the bench. Ford has asked Attorney General Edward Levi for a list of prospective candidates. Stevens, Third Circuit Judge Arlin Adams, Maine Attorney Vincent McKusick and former Solicitor General Robert Bork topped the list. Stevens and Adams were the final two ...

The remaining four speakers for the 2018 season will be announced in late May and season series tickets go on sale in early June. Since 1953, the Sinai Forum has hosted countless prominent figures, celebrities and world leaders, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Walter Cronkite, William O. Douglas, Oprah ...
The Pioneer published the following article in volume 107 issue 24 on May 1st, 1997. It was written by Jennifer Allen, a Staff Writer. “Censorship of pornography would be counterproductive to the feminist movement,” ACLU president Nadine Strossen stated to a crowded Chism auditorium Monday at 8 p.m. ...
In contrast, Justice William O. Douglas called the change “as useless and unnecessary as a man's sixth Cadillac.” Personal assessments aside, the authors empirically examined whether the new winged bench had the intended effect of limiting interruptions. The American Bar Association in 1971 ...
In 1954, Donnelly joined Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in inviting media personalities and newspaper editors to hike the length of the historic towpath. A history about Donnelly reports that he had a room of his Hancock house wallpapered with colorful maps, showing the entire route of the C&O ...

A Mississippi-born Clinton appointee who clerked for the iconoclastic Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Alsup is known for his idiosyncratic passion for self-education. For example, in a patent dispute case between Google and Oracle, Alsup took to writing computer code so that he could better ...
A Mississippi-born Clinton appointee who clerked for the iconoclastic Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Alsup is know for his idiosyncratic passion for self-education. For example, in a patent dispute case between Google and Oracle, Alsup took to writing computer code so that he could better ...
In 1968, Justice and Mrs. William O. Douglas would not be able to make it to a hike through Allerton Park on March 30. The Supreme Court justice cited duties in Washington as the reason for the cancellation. In 2003, the Champaign County Forest Preserve District was considering making major cutbacks, ...
Eventually the U.S. Supreme Court agreed, with Justice William O. Douglas famously declaring, “A function of free speech is to invite dispute. It may indeed best serve its high purpose when it induces unrest.” But in the same case a dissenting judge, Robert Jackson, warned: “This Court has gone too far.
With respect to the First Amendment, Justice William O. Douglas wrote in 1949, “Freedom of speech, though not absolute, is protected against censorship or punishment unless shown likely to produce a clear and present danger of serious substantive evil that rises far above public inconvenience, ...
And in 1973, when the court again upheld the law, Justice William O. Douglas, joined by Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, said that the “chilling effect of [the law's] vague and generalized prohibitions is so obvious as not to need elaboration.” A modern version of that argument would be that ...
And in 1973, when the court again upheld the law, Justice William O. Douglas, joined by Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, said that the “chilling effect of [the law's] vague and generalized prohibitions is so obvious as not to need elaboration.” A modern version of that argument would be that ...
Both are embracing the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who led hikes in 1958 and 1964 to keep the coastline wild. In their letter, the 227 lawmakers cite recent environmental disasters that have spanned America's coastlines. "The significant impacts associated with offshore oil ...
... Study of Behavioral Sciences and several Dean's Awards for his books. In 1983, the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith presented him with the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award for his “compassionate eloquent leadership and persistent advocacy in the struggle for civil and human rights ...
Ferguson is claiming the legacy of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who twice led treks to oppose building a highway along the wild coast. Bryant is evoking President Theodore Roosevelt, who designated the national monument which preceded Olympic National Park. Three of the ...
Local resident Carroll Tichner suggested they invite avid outdoorsman and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, William O. Douglas, to walk the gorge and help raise awareness. And he showed up. We had help producing Inside Appalachia this week from Charlie Baglan, of Kentucky Afield Radio, a production of ...

And in 1973, when the court again upheld the law, Justice William O. Douglas, joined by Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, said that the “chilling effect of (the law's) vague and generalized prohibitions is so obvious as not to need elaboration.” A modern version of that argument would be that ...
And in 1973, when the court again upheld the law, Justice William O. Douglas, joined by Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, said that the “chilling effect of [the law's] vague and generalized prohibitions is so obvious as not to need elaboration.” A modern version of that argument would be that ...
According to Forum columnist Rob Port, "Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants the government to be able to deny you constitutionally-protected rights not because you've been convicted of a crime, or found to be incompetent or dangerous through some legal process, but rather because the government has decided ...
... to bridge the gap. Justice William O. Douglas' wife, Cathy, was another spouse who did much of her husband's work following his debilitating stroke. It's bad luck, for Trump, there's no family member capable of filling any gaps caused by mental deterioration, sickness, or fundamental unsuitability for office.
Eisenhower was informed by even more decades of research and advocacy from some of the most prominent figures in American conservation, including Olaus Murie, Bob Marshall, Justice William O. Douglas and the indefatigable Mardy Murie. Over many years each poured passion, science and reason ...
In his cell in San Luis Obispo, he typed out a poem and addressed it to William O. Douglas, one of the top court's left-leaning justices. “They have hunted us to the ground,” he wrote, “Rashly, wickedly, and in violation of our/ national law... / Because we laughed and cried/ FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM!”.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Lions Club is hosting an open house on Jan. 11 to highlight its community service projects and offer information to potential new members to our club. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Iron Horse Building in the conference room at the Yakima Valley ...
The school's most famous alum was William O. Douglas, who graduated in 1916 as valedictorian and returned in 1920 to teach English before heading off to law school. Douglas would go on to become the longest serving Supreme Court justice, serving from 1939 to 1975. Over time, additions were made ...
Justice William O. Douglas would have held that the congressional action was valid as applied to all elections (both state and federal), as an exercise of Congress' power to enforce the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Justice William Brennan Jr., joined by Justices Byron ...
Even the notoriously caddish William O. Douglas got away with his skirt-chasing, though he was twice threatened with impeachment for other reasons. Progressives have on occasion demanded that Thomas recuse himself for conflicts of interest related to his wife's political activism; those demands have ...
The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas complained that Navy jets, bound for a bombing range in northern Oregon, scared his horses on a pack trip through the Cascades. Environmental groups have resisted overflights of Olympic National Park. A vocal group of critics on Whidbey have ...
The following quote from William O. Douglas, former associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, deserves careful thought: “As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight, when everything remains seemingly unchanged. “And it is in such twilight that we ...
Some eight years ago, Ted Gamlem was asked to help the conservancy with the William O. Douglas Trail, which will eventually link Yakima to Mount Rainier National Park. Today, he's the conservancy board's president and played an integral part in defining its mission — to protect and connect people to ...
American President Andrew Johnson (1867), Justices Samuel Chase (1804) and William O. Douglas were charged with acts done while they held office. Richard Nixon also would have been, had he not resigned. To revisit charges of sexual misconduct against Mr. Trump before the election, or to examine ...
The idea of rights of nature dates back to at least 1972, when lawyer Christopher Stone published the article “Should Trees Have Standing?” in Southern California Law Review. The article caught the eye of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, and that same year he heard the case Sierra Club v.
In his response, Flores-Williams highlighted that the concept of legal rights for nature and environmental systems was first conceptualized in the United States Supreme Court by Justice William O. Douglas, who wrote a dissenting opinion in the 1972 case, Sierra Club vs. Morton, involving an attempt to ...
This bell called generations of outdoor enthusiasts to dinner – probably including Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who was a regular at Kidney Pond Camps. The bell is approximately 14.5 inches in diameter at the base, approximately 13.5 inches high, and weighs approximately 60 pounds ...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, a graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, gave the main dedication speech. In his remarks, Douglas displayed none of the sensibilities that later made him a liberal icon. He described Whitman as a “dynamic man of boundless energy” who “brought ...
But Justice William O. Douglas wrote a thundering dissent, calling the AEC's permit system “a light-hearted approach to the most awesome, the most deadly, the most dangerous process that man has ever conceived.”) And during that partial meltdown—for a whole month—nothing was done to prepare ...
As Justice William O. Douglas put it in a 1959 dissent, the First and Fourth Amendments “are indeed closely related, safeguarding not only privacy and protection against self-incrimination but 'conscience and human dignity and freedom of expression as well.'” For journalists, any threat of government ...
More than 60 years ago, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas lodged protests at Navy jets from Whidbey Island, flying low over Chinook Pass en route to a bombing range near Hermiston, Oregon. Douglas had taken a painful tumble after jets startled his horse. Navy noise has even crossed the ...
Then the newly formed Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club, working with local residents opposed to the dam, got a U.S. Supreme Court justice to intervene. Justice William O. Douglas didn't issue a ruling; he took a walk in the woods. Fifty years ago Sunday — on Nov. 18, 1967 — the club flew Douglas, ...
He acted at the urging of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, renowned biologist Dr. George Schaller and other conservationists. The range was expanded to 19 million acres by the 1980 Alaska Lands Act, with 8 million acres of designated wilderness. But the fate of the coastal plain was left up ...
I want to leave you with a quote by jurist William O Douglas, resolute defender of civil liberties, whose 36-year tenure as associate justice of the ...
—Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980). Upright: “What goes unappreciated is just why America's leftists' movement attacks the Founders.
... Antonin Scalia and (usually) John Roberts make the grade while James Clark McReynolds, Felix Frankfurter, William O. Douglas (except in ...
“William O. Douglas is the one who is always brought to mind first.” Douglas, according to his obituary in The Washington Post, was forced to ...
Your other birthday buddies for today include: playwright Oscar Wilde (1854), longest-serving Supreme Court justice William O. Douglas (1898) ...
The Constitution, said Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, is the nation's conscience. No person, party, or president defines, or should ...
... as Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas would later observe, “taking editorial comment out of news stories and putting it on the editorial ...
Justice William O. Douglas, writing the opinion in Bell v. Maryland, spoke to the issues the five cases all shared. Segregation, he said, is a “relic ...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas once wrote, "The Framers of the Constitution knew human nature as well as we do. They too ...
That is true only with respect to the Philippine experience. In the US, it was never an issue. At the impeachment effort against sitting US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the Republican subcommittee that tackled the preliminary inquiry recognized the right of Justice Douglas to be represented by ...


 

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