Law & Order

Season 2 Episode 5

God Bless the Child

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 1991 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Adam Schiff: Oh, by the way, Judge Kurland thinks he's William O. Douglas. Make your motion simple, or he'll never understand it.

      Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and at one point almost his running mate, William O. Douglas (1898-1980) is, to date, the longest serving justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: 36 years and 7 months. Douglas' opinions were characterized by a fierce commitment to individual rights, the First Amendment, and a distrust of government power. In more than 300 dissenting opinions, for over half of them he was the lone dissenter.