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"The Act of Congress which we are impugning before you
is communistic in its purposes and tendencies, and
is defended here upon principles as communistic, socialistic -
what shall I call them - populistic as ever have been addressed
to any political assembly in the world."

by:
Joseph H. Choate
(1832-1917) attorney who successfully challenged the Income Tax Act of 1894
Source:
United States Supreme Court, Pollock v. Farmers Loan & Trust Co. (1898)

 
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