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Shakespeare

Affirmative Action
"I can call Spirits from the vasty Deep."
KING HENRY THE FOURTH

The Fourth Amendment
"Get thee to a nunnery, go."
HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK

Defamation
"But he that filches from me my good name
  Robs me of that which not enriches him,
  And makes me poor indeed."
OTHELLO

Executive Power
"What's in a name?"
ROMEO AND JULIET

Obscenity
"She hath not seen the change of fourteen years."
ROMEO AND JULIET

William Shakepeare
Shakespeare
Rights in Criminal Trials
"Then call them to our presence: face to face
   And frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hear
  The accuser and the accused freely speak."
RICHARD THE SECOND

Wrongful Death -- Illegitimacy
"Why bastard, wherefore base?"
KING LEAR

Fair Labor Standards in Agriculture
"If the court could say 'to be or not to be: that is the question,' it might reasonably answer in support of either side."
Vinson on HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK

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