Hugo Black Quote

The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges views of fairness, reasonableness, or justice. I have no fear of constitutional amendments properly adopted, but I do fear the rewriting of the Constitution by judges under the guise of interpretation.


A constitutional faith (ed. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1968)

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The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges...

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The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges...

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The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges...

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The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges...