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Hugo Black

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Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind.

— Hugo Black

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The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.

— Hugo Black

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The layman's constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn't like is unconstitutional.

— Hugo Black

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Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.

— Hugo Black

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

— Hugo Black

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When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.

— Hugo Black

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A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.

— Hugo Black

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In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do.

— Hugo Black

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Laws are made to protect the trusting as well as the suspicious.

— Hugo Black

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The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.

— Hugo Black

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He was the senior (longest serving) justice on the court for an unprecedented twenty-five years from the death of Chief Justice Stone on April 22 1946 to his own retirement on September 17 1971. Black remained determined to desegregate the South and would call for the Supreme Court to adopt a position of "immediate desegregation" in 1969's Alexander v. "
In other instances Black took a fairly broad view of the rights of criminal defendants.

) He was first of nine Roosevelt nominees to the Court and outlasted all except for William O. During his political career Black was regarded as a staunch supporter of liberal policies and civil liberties. The fifth longest-serving justice in Supreme Court history Black is noted for his advocacy of a textualist reading of the United States Constitution and of the position that the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights were imposed on the states ("incorporated") by the Fourteenth Amendment.

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