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Earl Warren, Felix Frankfurter, Judge Joyce Hens Green


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"Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to

convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves."

-- Earl Warren

(1891-1974) Chief Justice, U. S. Supreme Court

Source: 1959




"The history of liberty has largely been the history

of the observance of procedural safeguards."

-- Felix Frankfurter

(1882-1965) U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Source: McNabb v. United States, 1943




"Although this nation unquestionably must take strong action under the leadership of the commander in chief to protect itself against enormous and unprecedented threats, that necessity cannot negate the existence of the most basic fundamental rights for which the people of this country have fought and died for well over two hundred years... In sum, there can be no question that the Fifth Amendment right asserted by the Guantanamo detainees in this litigation -- the right not to be deprived of liberty without due process of law -- is one of the most fundamental rights recognized by the U.S. Constitution."

-- Judge Joyce Hens Green


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