Slick Willie Douglas

This book review by Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner of the first scholarly biography of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas is terrific, and the book itself sounds like a must-read: “The anti-hero.”
Let us all strive to live our lives so that it will not be said of us after our deaths that “[f]or at least a decade before he was felled in 1974 by the massive stroke that forced his retirement from the Court a year later, Douglas (perhaps as a consequence of his heavy drinking) had been deteriorating morally and psychologically from an already low level.” (Courtesy of Instapundit.)


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