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SCOTUSblog on camera: Walter Dellinger (Part one)

Part One: Elemental

“When I read Hugo Black’s decision in the school prayer case, Engel v. Vitale, I was in college at the time, I was wowed with what this southern Baptist thought about keeping government out of religion.”

Growing up in North Carolina; an early awareness of the civil rights movement; talking one’s way into Yale Law School; teaching at Ole Miss after desegregation; and clerking for Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, an “elemental force.”

(Fabrizio di Piazza)