Articles by lawyers on matters that would later come before them as judges and justices can provide insight into their judicial rulings. In 1966, future judge Patricia M. Wald and co-author Daniel J. Freed wrote on the Bail Reform Act of 1966 in an article reprinted in the Journal of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Three years earlier, future Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas and co-author Edward L. Carey addressed the issue of bail reform in “Equal Justice under Law” in a 1963 issue of the Journal of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

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