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An Interview with William O. Douglas

An Interview with William O. Douglas

Supreme Court Associate Justice William O. Douglas (1898–1980) was interviewed by journalist Howard Langer in 1957. In the interview Douglas discusses how the Supreme Court functions and its role in the American judicial system. Douglas also delves into his adventures abroad, his belief that “travel emphasizes that the human race is one big brotherhood,” and how people around the world had “come to identify America with things military and with dollars—not with warmhearted friendship, understanding and sympathy, with ideas of freedom and liberty.” Liner notes include a transcription of the interview and a teaching guide.

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This is Howard Langer In New York… William O. Douglas 1:27
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Here is Justice Douglas now in the... William O. Douglas 0:38
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Justice Douglas, what is the function… William O. Douglas 1:05
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What does the court decide as… William O. Douglas 0:24
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Does the Supreme Court have any role… William O. Douglas 0:28
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Which Supreme Court Justice has had… William O. Douglas 0:37
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What qualities in him did you admire?... William O. Douglas 0:24
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Justice Douglas, you are considered… William O. Douglas 1:05
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What is a typical week's schedule in… William O. Douglas 0:53
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Is that the routine thorughout the… William O. Douglas 0:30
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How is the voting done? Is that done… William O. Douglas 0:20
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Justice Douglas, during your lifetime… William O. Douglas 0:38
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Speaking about mountains, you once wrote… William O. Douglas 1:17
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You have traveled all over the world… William O. Douglas 1:35
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In what ways are we being misunderstood by… William O. Douglas 0:39
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In your estimation, have we been gaining… William O. Douglas 1:01
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Do you have any idea as to how this can… William O. Douglas 0:39
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Do you think, then, that a study of… William O. Douglas 0:27
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Justice Douglas, if you had a chance to… William O. Douglas 1:07

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