Washington Law Review


The decision of the University of Washington Law Review to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Justice Douglas on the Supreme Court of the United States is doubly appropriate. In the first place, his achievements during that important period of his life are in all respects worthy of review and contemplation. Secondly, it is fitting that a University of the great Northwest should make the synthesis at this midway stage of his brilliant judicial career because he is as much a Westerner in the old tradition as is to be found in public life today. Born in the Midwest, reared here on the Pacific Coast, and after a meteoric rise as lawyer, scholar, teacher, administrator and distinguished jurist on the Atlantic Coast, he was drawn as by a magnet to re-establish his home here in the State of Washington, whose mountains, forests, waterways and people he loves so much.

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