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'The right of an indigent defendant in a criminal trial to have the assistance of counsel is a fundamental right essential to a fair trial.'
Hugo Black, 1963
'We expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further the interest approved today.'
Sandra Day O'Connor, 2003
'Having once granted the right to vote on equal terms, the State may not, by later arbitrary and disparate treatment, value one person's vote over that of another.'
Per Curiam, 2000
'State criminal abortion laws...that except from criminality only a life-saving procedure on the mother's behalf...violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.'
Harry Blackmun, 1973
'This consent of the supervisors is withheld from them and from two hundred others who have also petitioned, all of whom happen to be Chinese subjects.'
Stanley Matthews, 1886
'Whenever a police officer accosts an individual and restrains his freedom to walk away, he has 'seized' that person.'
Earl Warren, 1968
'A free negro of the African race, whose ancestors were brought to this country and sold as slaves, is not a 'citizen' within the meaning of the Constitution of the United States.'
Roger Tawney, 1857
'What is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.'
Antonin Scalia, 2008
'The several laws of the State of New York as prohibits vessels...from navigating the waters of the State of New York...is repugnant to the said Constitution, and void.'
John Marshall, 1824
'The thing to accomplish was, under the guise of giving equal accommodation for whites and blacks, to compel the latter to keep to themselves...in railroad passenger cars.'
John Harlan, Dissenting, 1896
'It remains to be inquired whether he is entitled to the remedy for which he applies. This depends on: 1. The nature of the writ applied for, and 2. The power of this court.'
John Marshall, 1803
'The hypothetical cases posited by petitioners can be confronted if and when they arise. They do not warrant the crafting of an artificial restriction on the concept of public use.
John Paul Stevens, 2005
'When the President acts pursuant to an...authorization of Congress, his authority is at its maximum, for it includes all that he possesses...plus all that Congress can delegate.'
Robert Jackson, Concurring, 1952
'We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.'
Earl Warren, 1954
'The general right to make a contract in relation to his business is part of the liberty of the individual protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.'
Rufus Peckham, 1905
'The prosecution may not use statements unless it demonstrates the use of procedural safeguards effective to secure the privilege against self-incrimination.'
Earl Warren, 1966
'The privileges and immunities...are those which belong to citizens of the States...and not by this article placed under the special care of the Federal government.'
Samuel Miller, 1873
'It has been rendered the solemn duty of the Supreme Court of the United States...to decide What Is Golf.'
Antonin Scalia, Dissenting, 2001
'The foregoing cases suggest that specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance.'
William Douglas, 1965
'The age of 18 is the point where society draws the line for many purposes between childhood and adulthood. It is...the age at which the line for death eligibility ought to rest.'
Anthony Kennedy, 2005
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