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Byron White

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The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend.

— Byron White

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The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution.

— Byron White

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The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed.

— Byron White

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The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence.

— Byron White

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We're the only branch of government that explains itself in writing every time it makes a decision.

— Byron White

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Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from the failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so.

— Byron White

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Circuit and a former Columbia University law professor to succeed him. Legal career

After World War II he attended Yale Law School graduating magna cum laude in 1946. He led the league in rushing yards in 1938 and 1940 and he was one of the first "big money" NFL players making $15000 a year.

He died in Denver at the age of 84 from complications of pneumonia. He made a point of returning to Wellington on an annual basis for his high school reunions up until 1999 when his physical health worsened significantly. He was the first and only Supreme Court Justice from the state of Colorado.

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