"Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence."
Justice Tom C. Clark
(1899-1977) US Attorney General, 1945-1949, Associate Justice of theSupreme Court of the United States, 1949-1967
delivering the opinion of the Court in MAPP v. OHIO, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)
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