A free press stands as one of the great interpreters between the government and the people. To allow it to be fettered is to fetter ourselves.

— George Sutherland

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To give a man his life but deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave.

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The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted.

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A nuisance may be merely a right thing in the wrong place - like a pig in the parlor instead of the barnyard.

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They say the average person can't make a living in art.

.. but if you tell me there's something I can't do, that's what I have to do.

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Do the people of this land…desire to preserve those [liberties] protected by the First Amendment… If so, let them withstand all beginnings of encroachment. For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanquished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch for a saving hand while yet there was time.

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For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time.

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If the provisions of the constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned.

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The right to be heard would be, in many cases, of little avail if it did not comprehend the right to be heard by counsel. Even the intelligent and educated layman has small and sometimes no skill in the science of law.

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