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Harry A. Blackmun
(1908-1999) born on
Nov 12
US supreme court justice. He was a moderate/conservative justice appointed by Richard Nixon, 1970.
I hope you will be yourself, human, even a little sentimental, possessed of a sense of humor and a sense of humility. . . . There are arrogant people in this world and, what is worse, arrogant judges.

It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority.
If one's in the doghouse with the Chief, he gets the crud. He gets the tax cases and some of the Indian cases, which I like, but I've had a lot of them.
Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong.
We're all eccentrics. We're nine prima donnas.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 1990.
R: Dissenting opinion in 5-4 ruling that upheld the right to prohibit deviant sexual behavior, 30 Jun 1986.
A: Alluding to strained relations with Chief Justice Warren E Burger; in NY "Times," 22 Dec 1986.
N: On prior court decisions, especially 5-4 votes, LA "Herald-Examiner," 20 Apr 1970.
K: In "Time," 6 Feb 1984.

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