Supreme Court: Coming In Out of the Rain

Supreme Court Watchers, devoted to a spectator sport even more decorous than cricket or chess-by-mail, broke out in a buzz of raised eyebrows last week. In a rare combination, liberal Justice William O. Douglas joined conservative John Marshall Harlan in a dissent against the rest of the Court. Their seven colleagues had reversed the Utah Supreme Court to reinstate a jury's award of $10,000 to injured Railroad Worker Claude Dennis. For Justice Douglas, it was the first time in many years that he had sided against such a jury award to an...

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