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Justice Douglas’ Contribution to the Law: The First Amendment, 74 COLUM. L. REV. 353 (1974)


During his thirty-five years of service on the Supreme Court of the
United States, Justice Douglas has had an opportunity to write opinions on
an extraordinary variety of subjects embracing virtually every area of the
law. His views in some areas have directed the law's course of development.
And even where the Court majority has pursued a different path, Justice
Douglas has forcefully left his mark in a multitude of separate opinions. In
four short articles below, based on addresses delivered in Washington, D.C.,
this fall at a Convocation honoring Justice Douglas for his record tenure
on the Supreme Court, Professors Emerson, Dorsen, Ares, and Countryman
discuss some of the Justice's most important contributions in the areas of,
respectively, the first amendment, equal protection of the laws, constitutional
criminal law, and business regulation.

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