Quotes of the Day

The concept that the Bill of Rights and other constitutional protections against arbitrary government are inoperative when they become inconvenient or when expediency dictates otherwise is a very dangerous doctrine and if allowed to flourish would destroy the benefit of a written Constitution and undermine the basis of our government.

—Hugo Black

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee.

—F. Lee Bailey