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Quote from John Marshall Harlan,

"I cannot assent to the view, if it be meant that the legislature may impair or abridge the rights of a free press and of free speech whenever it thinks that the public welfare requires that it be done. The public welfare cannot override constitutional privilege."


John Marshall Harlan (more quotes by John Marshall Harlan or books by/about John Marshall Harlan)

(1833–1911), US Supreme Court Justice, 1877–1911


Patterson v. Colorado (1907)


Justice, Speech


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