Thursday, December 26, 2019

Are you sure?

"Nothing is more certain in modern society than the principle that there are no absolutes, that a name, a phrase, a standard has meaning only when associated with the considerations which gave birth to the nomenclature." (Holzer italics.)

Fred M Vinson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Among the many recipients of this blog are some of my former constitutional law students. They may recall that whenever a student made this ridiculous statement, I would ask "are you certain.?" The responses were usually very entertaining.

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