Thursday, December 28, 2023

Checks And Restraints

Those in power need checks and restraints lest they come to identify the common good for their own tastes and desires, and their continuation in office as essential to the preservation of the nation.

-- William O. Douglas (1898 - 1980), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, longest-serving justice with a term lasting 36 years and 209 days; We the Judges: Studies in American and Indian Constitutional Law from Marshall to Mukherjea, New York: Doubleday (1956) p. 256

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