Friday, October 14, 2022

Something Happens

Something happens to a man when he puts on a judicial robe, and I think it ought to.  The change is very great and requires psychological change within a man to get into an attitude of deciding other people's controversies, instead of waging them.  It really calls for quite a changed attitude.  Some never make it -- and I am not sure I have.

-- Robert Houghwout Jackson (1892 - 1954), US Solicitor General (1938-1940), US Attorney General (1940-1941), and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1941-1954), reported in Leon Friedman and Fred L. Israel, 4 The Justices of the United States Supreme Court 1789-1969, 2563 (1969)

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