Friday, September 23, 2005

Quote of the day - Justice Janice Rogers Brown

In his famous, all too famous, dissent in Lochner [Lochner v. New York], Justice Holmes wrote that the “constitution is not intended to embody a particular economic theory, whether of paternalism and the organic relation of the citizen to the State or of laissez faire.” Yes, one of the greatest (certainly one of the most quotable) jurists this nation has ever produced; but in this case, he was simply wrong.

[Federalist speech at 8]

Justice Janice Rogers Brown

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