Hugo Black Quotes

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Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind. -Hugo Black
The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have [to] bare the secrets of government and inform the people. -Hugo Black
A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion. -Hugo Black
An unconditional right to say what one pleases about public affairs is what I consider to be the minimum guarantee of the First Amendment. -Hugo Black
I am for the First Amendment from the first word to the last. I believe it means what it says. -Hugo Black
I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon. -Hugo Black
The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. -Hugo Black
The flagrant disregard in the courtroom of elementary standards of proper conduct should not and cannot be tolerated. -Hugo Black
Words uttered under coercion are proof of loyalty to nothing but self-interest. Love of country must spring from willing hearts and free minds. -Hugo Black
The layman's constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn't like is unconstitutional. -Hugo Black
Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. -Hugo Black
The lesson which wars and depressions have taught is that if we want peace, prosperity and happiness at home we must help to establish them abroad. -Hugo Black
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