William O. Douglas: The longest serving and one of the most progrssive supreme court justice. He also co-wrote the bawdy lyrics to Dvorak's Humoresque. That alone would have qualified him as a hero of mine.
JUSTICE WILLIAM O DOUGLAS - THE CONSTITUTION IS NOT NEUTRAL
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In 1948, in the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Columbia Steel Co., Justice William O. Douglas explained that the traditional philosophy of American antitrust law is that “all power tends to develop into a government in itself. Power that controls the economy … should be scattered into many hands so that the fortunes of the people will not be dependent on the whim or caprice, the political prejudices, the emotional stability of a few self-appointed men.”