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The Douglas - Fortas Connection

December 2019 Bar Bulletin

The minor historical event which I am about to relate occurred one summer. I am quite sure it was summer because one of the actors was Mr. Justice William O. Douglas of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Douglas used to spend the time of the Court’s summer recess at his home at Goose Prairie in Yakima County.

I am not sure of the year, although I think it was either 1971 or 1972. I know it was after 1969 because another actor was Abe Fortas, acting as a private attorney, and Fortas was a member of the Supreme Court until he resigned in 1969; and...

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