William Orville Douglas served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. His term, lasting 36 years and 209 days, is the longest term in the history of the Supreme Court. He was the 79th person appointed and confirmed to the bench of that court. In 1975 Time magazine called Douglas "the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court".
Violence has no constitutional sanction; and every government from the beginning has moved against it. But where grievances pile high and most of the elected spokesmen represent the Establishment, violence may be the only effective response.