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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—October 16



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1898—William Orville Douglas, who, alas, will become the longest-serving justice in Supreme Court history, is born in the town of Maine in Minnesota.  (See This Day entry for April 4, 1939, for Judge Richard A. Posner’s colorful summary of Douglas’s life and career.)


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