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Quote from Justice Charles Evans Hughes,

"Emergency does not create power.
Emergency does not increase granted power or
remove or diminish the restrictions imposed upon power granted or reserved.
The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency.
Its grants of power to the federal government and
its limitations of the power of the States were determined in the light of emergency,
and they are not altered by emergency."


Justice Charles Evans Hughes (more quotes by Justice Charles Evans Hughes or books by/about Justice Charles Evans Hughes)

(1862-1948) Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court


Home Building & Loan Assn v. Blairsdell, 1934


Constitution, Government, Justice, Power, Security, Tyranny, Usurpation


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