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Fortas, Abe

  • By: Caryn E. Neumann
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Abe Fortas (1910–1982) served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1965 to 1969. Before joining the court, he served as the attorney for Clarence Gideon in the celebrated case Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), in which the ...

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