Felix Frankfurter Quote

For the highest exercise of judicial duty is to subordinate one's personal pulls and one's private views to the law of which we are all guaradians - those impersonal convictions that made a society a civilized community, and not the victims of personal rule.


A Heritage For All Who Love The Law 51 ABAJ 330 (1965); quoted by United States Senator Howell Heflin during the confirmation debate for Justice David Souter, on September 24, 1990, S13540.

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For the highest exercise of judicial duty is to subordinate one's personal pulls and one's private views to the law of which we are all guaradians -...

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For the highest exercise of judicial duty is to subordinate one's personal pulls and one's private views to the law of which we are all guaradians -...

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For the highest exercise of judicial duty is to subordinate one's personal pulls and one's private views to the law of which we are all guaradians -...

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For the highest exercise of judicial duty is to subordinate one's personal pulls and one's private views to the law of which we are all guaradians -...