William O. Douglas Essays

  • Analysis Of Let's Put Pornography Back In The Closet

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    Let’s Put Pornography Back in the Closet” is an persuasive essay written by Susan Brown Miller stating and giving her reasons on why she thinks pornography should be removed from all the shelves in America. She goes on to state what kind of influence porn has negatively on society, and how it’s no good in our society to persuade readers that pornography should be taken off of public shelves. In her article, she does state very valid points and substantial reasons why pornography should be removed

  • Rosenberg

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    September 28, 1915: Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg born March 1917: The Russian Revolution begins 1917: Espionage Act that the Rosenbergs are convicted of violating is enacted May 12, 1918: Julius Rosenberg born 1929: Communist Party of the United States is founded Early 1930's: Julius Rosenberg is member of Young Communist League; campaigns for Scottsboro Boys 1934: Julius Rosenberg enters City College of New York; is involved in radical politics Summer 1939: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg married

  • William O. Douglas's Dissent In Sierra Club V. Morton

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    Ethics of Environmental Protection: Nature Revisited While researching environmental writings, there are two particular texts that may strike one as remarkable examples of environmental justice and personal responsibility. These are William O. Douglas’s “Dissent in Sierra Club v. Morton”, which focuses more on environmental activism, and Alice Walker’s essay “Everything Is a Human Being” that stresses the idea of nature itself retaliating, in a way, for being abused by the human race. In both cases

  • George Schuyer

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    paper ... ...nd Dan Georgakas. Encyclopedia of the American Left. New York: Oxford UP, 1998. Web. "Dennis v. United States." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2011. Web. Douglas, William O. Dennis v. United States. Diss. LII | LII / Legal Information Institute. 04 Dec. 1950. "Free Speech Is Not At Stake." New York Times 22 June 1951, Editorial sec. Print. Grantham, Dewey W. The South in Modern America. Fayetteville, AR: University

  • State and Federal Authority in Screws v. United States

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    Murphy’s Notes on Screws et al. v. United States, Frank Murphy Papers. [50] Screws et al. v. United States, 325 U.S. 91, 139 (1945). [51] Memorandum by Mr. Justice Jackson, February 2, 1945, Jackson Papers, 6. [52] Harlan Fiske Stone to William O. Douglas, November 25, 1944, Harlan Fiske Stone Papers.

  • Minersville School District Vs Gobitis Essay

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    In Minersville School District v. Gobitis 1940, the Court held, in an eight to one decision, that public school children can be compelled to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance while saluting the flag, despite the fact that, as Jehovah Witnesses, it was against their religious beliefs to do so. In West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnett, 1943, also involving Jehovah Witnesses and the refusal to stand to salute the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the Court, in a six to three

  • The Fall of the Potato: Causes of the Great Famine

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    causes of the Great Famine are and why it was so detrimental. The relationship between Ireland and England played a major role in the causes of the Great Famine. Ireland became part of the United Kingdom in 1801 due to the Act of Union (Edwards & Williams 19). Under this act, Ireland was placed under "the jurisdiction of the richest and most industrially advanced empire in the world" (Kinealy 33). From this act, Ireland's parliament was abolished and became controlled by England through political

  • Romeo and Juliet a True Aristotelean Tragedy

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    Aristotle defines a tragedy as “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude”. However, it is his claim that a story must contain six parts in order to be a tragedy that causes much controversy. Many critics argue that William Shakespeare does not follow the guidelines for a tragic story in his famous piece Romeo and Juliet. Their main argument is with the way he presents his tragic elements. But as Lois Kerschen says, “Shakespeare may have altered the classic form of the

  • United States V. O Brien Case Brief Summary

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    United States v. O’Brien (1968) Background Years and wars later another case comes to the Supreme Court to test Freedom and Speech and the Clear and Present Danger test. David O’Brien is a Boston University student protesting the Vietnam War and its draft. O’Brien is convicted for burning his draft card in March 31, 1966. (McGoldrick 2006, 903). O’Brien and three others were charged with violating the Universal Military Training Service Act, which prohibits the destruction of a draft card. O’Brien

  • Essay On The Abolitionist Movement

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    Railroad was organized in Philadelphia, where Tubman became acquainted with William Still (Coddon). This was were the first anti-slavery society was established. Still was a black man who was the executive director of the General Vigilance Committee and later became known as “The Father of the Underground Railroad” (Coddon). Since written records were life-threatening to keep, many were burned or not kept at all. Although William Still did say this about Harriet Tubman, “She was a woman of no pretensions;

  • William Butler Yeats

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    William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats was born on June thirteenth, eighteen sixty-five, at ten-forty pm, in Sandymount, Dublin (Foster, 13). He grew up lanky, untidy, slightly myopic, and extremely thin. He had black hair, high cheek bones, olive skin, and slanting eyes (Foster, 34). It was presumed he was Tubercular. As a child he was ridiculed, mainly because of his Irish heritage (Foster, 16). He accomplished many things in his life time. His whole family was highly artistic. He was the

  • Silent Springs Argument Essay

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    the general public of DDT and other pesticides; chemical manufactures took to the public as well to express the positive outcomes of DDT and other pesticides. Thus leading to one of the biggest controversial arguments on a book that Justice William O. Douglas called the “ most important chronicle of the century”. (Indiana.edu) Before writing “ Silent Springs” Carson had a career as a Marine Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wild life Service. Having grown up with a passion for nature and the talents

  • Sarah Weddington: Roe vs. Wade

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    plaintiff's lawyers. John Tolle, Jay Floyd and Robert Flowers were the defendant's lawyers. Those on the Supreme Court in support of the Roe vs. Wade decision were: Harry Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Chief Justice Warren Burger, William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis Powell and Potter Stewart. Those in the dissent were William Rehnquist and Byron White. Although abortion has been legal for more than 30 years, the Roe vs. Wade decision is currently in jeopardy of being overturned by the Bush administration

  • Wade And Wade's Case: Roe V. Wade

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    Roe v Wade is a famous trial that made abortion within the first trimester of pregnancy legal nationwide. The final jurisdiction of the trial took place in 1973, a time when women had to fight especially hard for their rights and freedoms. The Supreme Court looked at three different cases, all centered around abortion. The parties included plaintiffs Jane Roe (Norma Leah McCorvey), husband and wife John and Mary Doe (David and Marsha King), and Dr. James Hubert Hallford; the defendant was Texas in

  • Salem Witch Trials

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    Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1999. Print. "Puritanism." Web. 16 Jan. 2010. . Saari, Peggy. Witchcraft in America. U·X·L, 2001. Print. "Salem Witch Trials of 1692." Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Ed. Douglas O. Linder. Linder, Douglas O., Sept. 2009. Web. 6 Dec. 2009. . Sutter, Tim. "Salem Witchcraft: the Events and Causes of the Salem Witch Trials." Salem Witch Trials Page - History of the 1692 witch trials in Salem. Siteclopedia Network, 2000- 2003. Web. 17 Jan

  • A Comparison of Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray

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    life. Therefore, Oscar Wilde portrays his own life through Dorian Gray, the main character of the novel. Oscar Fingal O' Flahertie Wills Wilde is one of Birtain's most well known authors. What many people do not know is that "the life story of Oscar Wilde has become...one of the tragic legends of the ages" (Broad v). Wilde was born in 1854 in Dublin, Ireland to Sir William Wilde, a distinguished surgeon specializing in opthalmology, and Lady Wilde, a poet who ran a literary salon in Dublin. Being

  • Slavery: Northern v. Southern

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    blacks from the United States dedicated to migrate to the north with the belief that the north had more opportunities and advantages blacks. Although, Frederick Douglas and Booker T. Washington opposed a migration to the north, millions of blacks migrated northward. The industries for the blacks migrating t o the north was what Douglas and Washington feared, black northern workers being placed in the same situation prior to their movement. Blacks were going to experience the same obstacles and

  • Conspiracy In America Essay

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    Web. 1 Nov. 2013. <http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica> Douglas, William O. “The One Un-American Act.” ALA. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/aboutbannedbooks/oneunamerican> Fitzpatrick, Suzanne. “Fear & Censorship in Media.” HubPages. Web. 20 Oct. 2013. <http://siouxtrick.hubpages.com/hub/Fear-Censorship-in-Media>

  • Mccarthyism Dbq

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    McCarthyism, became a term that referred to Senator Joseph McCarthy from Wisconsin and the ruthless tactics he employed and institutionalized while seeking to destroy the threat of Communism to the United States government and society between 1950 and 1954. Fears of communism and self-promotion were utilized by McCarthy to promote himself as a politician end protector of the American way of life. Generally, McCarthyism became synonymous with the Medieval Witch Hunts and trials in that unfair prosecutions

  • Bill Gates

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    This paper will talk about Bill Gates" beginnings in computers, his leading in the computer industry, the creation of Microsoft, and his extraordinary wealth and leadership. William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. William was a lawyer and Mary was a socialite part-time teacher. Trey, as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his parents. At age 13, Bill had completely