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Dan Baum, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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"The Supreme Court is steadily eroding the protections against police

excess promised by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth

Amendments to the Constitution."

-- Dan Baum

American author, columnist

June 29, 1992

Source: his book, The Nation




"Any time we deny any citizen

the full exercise of his constitutional rights,

we are weakening our own claim to them."

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

(1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General

Source: Reader’s Digest, December 1963




"Whatever disagreement there may be as to the scope of the phrase “due process

of law” there can be no doubt that it embraces the fundamental conception of a

fair trial, with opportunity to be heard."

-- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

(1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter"

Source: Frank v. Magnum, 1915


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