quotes tagged with 'hugolblack'

It is my belief that there are "absolutes" in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what the words meant and meant their prohibitions to be "absolutes."

Author: Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government billofrights absolutes supremecourt hugolblack 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I believe the Court has no power to add to or subtract from the procedures set forth by the founders....I shall not at any time surrender my belief that the document itself should be our guide, not our own concept of what is fair, decent, and right.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government supremecourt hugolblack 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges' view of fairness, reasonableness, or justice.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government justice judges supremecourt hugolblack 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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