Author: William O. Douglas
Brief Info: US Supreme Court Justice
Years Lived: 1898-1980
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When racial or religious lines are drawn by the State, the multi-racial, multi-religious communities that our Constitution seeks to weld together as one become separatist; antagonisms that relate to race or to religion, rather than to political issues, are generated; communities seek not the best representative, but the best racial or religious partisan.
From the decision Wright v. Rockefeller