M. Margaret McKeown with Sally Jewell

U.S. Federal Judge M. Margaret McKeown, who has served nearly twenty-five years in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, takes a noteworthy turn as author, reflecting both her judicial and extracurricular interests, having climbed in Tibet, with her new book,  Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas—Public Advocate and Conservation Champion (University of Nebraska Press). Also regionally germane, as Justice Douglas kept a longtime cabin in remote from electronic life, Goose Prairie, Washington, this is a brilliant, indepth account of the work and legacy of a celebrated, controversial Supreme Court justice.

“From one distinguished federal judge of the twenty-first century, a revealing and inspiring look at one of the great judicial and public figures of the twentieth century. Our lives and decisions are guided by examples of what is possible. Through its story of William O. Douglas’s achievements as an environmentalist, Citizen Justice will equip others to care for the planet and their communities.”—James Fallows.

“We remember Justice William O. Douglas as the brilliant, irascible, much-married Supreme Court dissenter—but this fascinating and highly readable book makes the persuasive case that this unusual man was, above all, one of the great environmentalists of the twentieth century. Those of us who love the American landscape and its remaining wild places, as he did, are in his debt.”—Linda Greenhouse.

With Judge McKeown in conversation this evening will be Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior during the Obama administration, former CEO of REI, Inc., and longtime environmental activist.

Presented by Town Hall Civics in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.





Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of William O. Douglas—Public Advocate and Conservation Champion By Hon. M. Margaret McKeown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640123007
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Published: Potomac Books - September 1st, 2022

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Monday, September 12, 2022 - 7:30pm
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