Definition of William J Brennan Junior from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


William J Brennan Junior

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William Joseph Brennan (1906-97) a US Supreme Court judge (1956-90) who was known for his liberal views and for his strong support for personal freedom and the rights of minorities. In 1990 he was responsible for a court decision which stated that the government could not stop people who insulted or destroyed the US flag, because that would restrict their freedom.