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QuoteCase NameJurisdiction and Year
'It is the defendant, therefore, who must be free personally to decide whether in his particular case counsel is to his advantage.'U.S. (1975)
'[P]rior judicial approval is required for the type of domestic security surveillance involved in this case[.]'U.S. (1972)
'Except in matters governed by the Federal Constitution or by acts of Congress, the law to be applied in any case is the law of the state.'U.S. (1939)
'[W]hat is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.'U.S. (2008)
'[W]hen an act of parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such act to be void[.]'Court of Common Pleas (1610) (Coke, J.)
'Would we allow the police to search the sacred precincts of marital bedrooms for telltale signs of the use of contraceptives?'U.S. (1965)
'Here we have instances of undeniable accessions to wealth, clearly realized, and over which the taxpayers have complete dominion.'U.S. (1955)
'The case does involve two adults who, with full and mutual consent from each other, engaged in sexual practices common to a homosexual lifestyle.'U.S. (2003)
'[T]he accused must be adequately and effectively apprised of his rights and the exercise of those rights must be fully honored.'U.S. (1966)
QuoteCase NameJurisdiction and Year
'[C]ustomary international law may not require a connection between crimes against humanity and any conflict at all.'I.C.T.Y. (1995)
'Words could hardly have been used which more strongly mark the line of distinction between the citizen and the subject -- the free and the subjugated races.'U.S. (1856)
'We think the concept of gross negligence is also the proper standard for determining whether a business judgment reached by a board of directors was an informed one.'Del. (1985)
'[W]hile property may be regulated to a certain extent, if regulation goes too far, it will be recognized as a taking.'U.S. (1922)
'We have the abiding conviction that the death penalty . . . is an excessive penalty for the rapist[.]'U.S. (1977)
'It is, therefore, no answer to these petitioners to say that the courts may also be induced to deny white persons rights of ownership and occupancy on grounds of race or color.'U.S. (1948)
'[A]ll that can be required of a State is that it should not overstep the limits which international law places upon its jurisdiction[.]' P.C.I.J. (1927)
'It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.'U.S. (1803)

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