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2005 Tom Ferguson Still got'em. ............... back ...
left to right, top row: Frankfurter, Marshall, McReynolds/ mid
row: Brandeis, Douglas, Jackson/
Bot row: Murphy, Black, Clarke.
These are "found" in the sense that they were a
gift of painter Drew Norbery with the condition of supreme court
I thought that was a grand idea and at first thought i'd do Douglas
in all nine panels, since I thought he was the only really decent
Justice. I'd heard the story that when the other Justices would
go down into the basement to look at porn movies to decide if
they qualified as porn or not, Douglas would say, "If it's
a film, it's protected." He didn't have to see it just as
he didn't have to hear speech to know it's protected. Yet in
researching the Court I found that there were actually many Justices
who sided with the people as against business interests. And
even Douglas voted for the internment of Japanese citizens during
World War II. - under the usual mis-information from the executive
branch. Many of these folks were appointments of FDR. To place
Douglas slightly above the others though I used my fav colors
for him, greys.