Harry Blackmun Quotes


10 Harry Blackmun quotes:



"By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech."
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"The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies."
"Who is to say that 5 men 10 years ago were right whereas 5 men looking the other direction today are wrong."
"The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy."
"Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently."
"In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently."
"What the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations."
"It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority."
"If there is any truth to the old proverb that "one who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client," the Court now bestows a constitutional right on one to make a fool of himself."
"as a person of judicial integrity who wrote acceptably well and contributed in more than one field. I'd like to be known just as a good worker in the vineyard who held his own and contributed generally to the advancement of the law."
Author: Blackmun Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes



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