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SUPREME COURT HISTORY
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Philosophy

Prowling by Auto
"I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking."
Henry D. Thoreau

Communism, Subversive Activities
"And if it is round, will the king's command flatten it? No, I will not sign."
Thomas More

First Amendment, Communism
"Laws which decree what everyone must believe, and forbid utterance against this or that opinion, have too often been enacted to confirm or enlarge the power of those who dared not suffer free inquiry to be made."
Spinoza


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First Amendment
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Voltaire

Censorship
"For the actions of men proceed from their opinions; and in the well-governing of opinions, consisteth the well-governing of men's actions, in order to their peace, and concord."
Thomas Hobbes

Freedom of Speech
"Even a false statement may be deemed to make a valuable contribution to public debate, since it brings about 'the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.'"
John Stuart Mill

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