The Law: Climbing Back

The Supreme Court was hard at work last week on a heavy docket. But the biggest court news was not a decision from the bench, it was a return to it. Justice William O. Douglas, 76, came back 78 days after suffering a serious stroke while vacationing in the Bahamas with his wife. Still weak in his left arm and leg, Douglas entered the Supreme Court building in a wheelchair pushed by a court messenger. Though he will have to return to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for periodic therapy, the redoubtable Justice intends to resume his seat on the...

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