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70 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1980)

handle is hein.journals/hlrec70 and id is 1 raw text is: HARAR LAW RECORD

America's Oldest Law School Newspaper
FEBRUARY 8, 1980


Prof. Archibald Cox     D.N.J.

VOL. 70, NO. 1

HLS Mour
of Mr. Justi
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Ju
on Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C., a
longer on the Court than any other
36 years - and was noted for h
strong commitments to individual
HLS Prof. Ven Countryman, a
las and the author and editor of th
him as the strongest champion of
noted that no other Supreme Cou
to keep government off the backs o
the most controversial Justice of*
detractors, too. He survived two i
ond, in 1970, was led by then-Rep.
vitriolic attacks on him for his judi
extra-judicial statements on poli
criticism is one 3L's recent comn
was a loose gun on the deck of
liberal jurisprudence.
While most people think of D
liberties, he started his legal car

Cox Returning to Capital
As Common Cause Head
By Richard B. Bernstein      government more open, to encbur-
Prof. Archibald Cox returned to age citizen participation, and make
the nation's capital on Feb. 2 to ac- government more honorable, and
t   election to a two-year term  to promote government integrity.
cept eCox, a long-time member of Com-
as Chairman of Common Cause, mon Cause, became'a member of
the national citizens' lobby. Cox the governing board in 1976.
emphasized, however, that heading  Common Cause has supported
the 230,000-member organization many reforms in government on
will be a part-time office and that the national, state, and local levels,
he will continue to carry a full, ac- among them sunset legislation and
tive teaching schedule,.mn             hmsne eilto          n
Comm Cau   ws ouedulbypublic financing of presidential
Common Cause was founded by campaigns. In the 1980s the or-
John Gardner in 1970. Its aims as ganization will press to make gov-
Cox described them, are to make ernment more effective so that it
faces up to national problems.
u- a.               The challenge, said Cox in a
ns         assin       g        prepared acceptance speech, is to
reshape the machinery of self.
1    O  U     la         government so that the long-run
ce     D         g        s     progress of the whole enterprise is
the center of attention, so that
istice William 0. Douglas died  every citizen knows that he or she
t the age of 81. Douglas served  can participate and that his or her
r Justice in American history -  participation counts, and so that
is controversial views and his  decisions are taken, hard choices
liberties and the environment,  are  made, and    problems are
former clerk for Justice Doug-  solved.
iree books about him, described   Two specific goals the organiza-
f civil liberties in our time and  tion will pursue in the '80s are the
irt Justice worked so staunchly  enactment of the Obie-Railsback
f people. Yet Douglas, perhaps  bill, which seeks to put a cap on
modern times, had his share of  contributions which special-inter-
mpeachment attempts (the sec-   est groups can make to election
. Gerald R. Ford) and numerous  campaigns, and the adoption of a
cial views, his lifestyle, and his  plan for public financing of election
tical questions; typical of this  campaigns of senators and repre-
nent that William 0. Douglas   sentatives similar to that enacted
the sinking ship of American    in 1974 for presidential campaigns.
ouglas as a champion of civil       (Continued on Page 13)
er as an expert in commercial    G
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