"The history of liberty has largely been the history
of the observance of procedural safeguards."
by:
Felix Frankfurter
(1882-1965) U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Source:
McNabb v. United States, 1943
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For safeguards, how about the Constitution, which has been largely violated since 1861.
 -- jim k, austin     
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    ditto re my comments on one and three
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Can you prove it Jimmy?
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    How very true. Today's courts will not even allow you in your defense to cite a case prior to 1934 (mostly because that is when the Common Law jurisdiction was merged with the Commercial Law jurisdiction due to the use of commercial paper for financial transactions -- i.e. Federal Reserve Notes). We don't even know what the procedural safeguards are anymore!!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Right on Archer, safeguards are made up as the judicial process calls for depending on the details of the case and by those who run the procedure and in most cases today what the desired outcome is by the politics of the day. There is no blindfolded justice today.
     -- Anon     
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