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Quote from Joseph Story,

"The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights or public liberties; but, that they will be ready to yield themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day."


Joseph Story (more quotes by Joseph Story or books by/about Joseph Story)

(1779-1845) US Supreme Court Justice


Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833


Judiciary, Opinion, Passion, Politics, Populism, Rights


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