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George Sutherland (1862 – 1942)


English-born U S jurist and political figure.
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George Sutherland
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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A nuisance may be merely a right thing in the wrong place — like a pig in the parlor instead of the barnyard.
Sutherland
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.




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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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Do the people of this land—in the providence of God, favored, as they sometimes boast, above all others in the plenitude of their liberties—desire to preserve those so carefully protected by the First Amendment: liberty of religious worship, freedom of speech and of the press, and the right as freemen peaceably to assemble and petition their government for a redress of grievances? If so, let them withstand all beginnings of encroachment. For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.
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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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