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The privilege against
self-incrimination is one of the
great landmarks in man's struggle
to make himself civilized. . . .
The Fifth is a lone sure rock
in time of storm . . .
a symbol of the ultimate
moral sense of the community,
upholding the best in us.
Former dean of Harvard Law School
Erwin N. Griswold (more quotes by Erwin N. Griswold or books by/about Erwin N. Griswold)
(1904-1994) Solicitor General of the United States (1967-1973), Dean of Harvard Law School (1946-1967), member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, President of the American Bar Foundation (1971-1974)
Constitution, Morals, Society