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Justice Hugo L. Black, Philip K. Howard, Timothy Lynch


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"Freedom to publish means freedom for all and not for some. Freedom to publish

is guaranteed by the constitution but freedom to continue to prevent others

from publishing is not."

-- Justice Hugo L. Black

(1886-1971) US Supreme Court Justice

Source: One Man’s Stand For Freedom, 1963


"Coercion by government, the main fear of our founding fathers, is now its most common attribute."

-- Philip K. Howard

New York attorney

Source: The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America (New York: Random House 1994)


"Civil libertarians must often remind government officials (and others) that if

the First Amendment only protected the expression of popular and agreeable

ideas, it would be totally unnecessary since those ideas would never be

threatened by our democratic form of government. Our society's commitment to

free speech is tested when we encounter the expression of ideas that are

disagreeable -- or even offensive."

-- Timothy Lynch

Director of Cato Institute's Project on Criminal Justice


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