"It is now well established that the Constitution protects the right to receive information and ideas. ... This right to receive information and ideas, regardless of their social worth, ... is fundamental to our free society."
Justice Thurgood Marshall
(1908-1993) first Black US Supreme Court Justice
Stanley v. Georgia, 1969
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A true statement by an individual that worked hard towards its antithesis.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Mary - MI      
    Norwalk: How about providing an example or two for substantiating your curious statement? Might your opinion have anything to do with Marshall's work in Brown v. Board of Education?
     -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
    The right to know what our representatives are doing is fundamental to a free republic.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    My comment had nothing to do with Brown v. Board of Education. Segregation is a mental (and in all other ways) blight on participating individuals and society (my personal belief is that all individuals are children of God and equal before the law - none in the family of Man being loved or thought more of). Thurgoods work on civil rights, though exemplary, was from a civil v the nobility of man perspective (an example of nobility of man would be inclusive of the religious being, civil implies rights derive from man instead of inalienable) My statement mostly referenced Thurgoods agreement (brief stint) with the Warren Courts social engineering.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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