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Robert H. Jackson Quotes

The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who possess themselves of great power.
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Civil government cannot let any group ride roughshod over others simply because their consciences tell them to do so.

— Robert H. Jackson

The matter does not appear to appear to me now as it appears to have appeared to me then.

— Robert H. Jackson

I used to say that, as Solicitor General, I made three arguments of every case. First came the one that I planned-as I thought, logical, coherent, complete. Second was the one actually presented-interrupted, incoherent, disjointed, disappointing. The third was the utterly devastating argument that I thought of after going to bed that night.

— Robert H. Jackson

One's right to life, liberty, and property depends on the outcome of no election.

— Robert H. Jackson

I do not know whether it is the view of the Court that a judge must be thick-skinned or just thick-headed, but nothing in my experience or observation confirms the idea that he is insensitive to publicity. Who does not prefer good to ill report of his work? And if fame a good public name is, as Milton said, the "last infirmity of noble mind", it is frequently the first infirmity of a mediocre one.

— Robert H. Jackson

Due process requires some definite link, some minimum connection, between a state and the person, property or transaction it seeks to tax.

— Robert H. Jackson

The office of the lawyer ... is too delicate, personal and confident to be occupied by a corporation.

— Robert H. Jackson

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