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The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution. (Quote by - Byron R. White)

I confess that there are several parts of this Constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

The Colorado statute, however, applies only to American flags, which raises another constitutional issue. The Constitution prohibits what the case law calls 'viewpoint discrimination.' This means that the government cannot silence one side of a debate while allowing speakers who favor an opposing viewpoint. Thus, to the extent that personal display of American or Mexican flags now symbolizes opposing views on the current national debate about immigration issues, the Colorado statute cannot constitutionally protect the right of students to display the American flag while allowing a school to ban the display of a different flag. (Quote by - Mark Silverstein)

The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom. (Quote by - Calvin Coolidge)

We should not be hasty regarding the issues and the constitution should not be born crippled, ... We are keen to have an early constitution, but the constitution should be completed in all of its items in a proper manner that appeals to all components of the Iraqi people so that the whole people interact with the whole constitution. (Quote by - Jalal Talabani)

This is the first constitution in our history in which all of the Iraqi people have taken part, ... I know there are gaps in the constitution, but only God is complete. The Koran is the only book that cannot be changed. The constitution can be amended. (Quote by - Jalal Talabani)

The Ninth Amendment makes it clear that all the rights spelled out in the Constitution aren't the end of rights as we know them. It makes it clear that there are rights reserved to people that aren't spelled out in the Constitution. (Quote by - Chris Barron)

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive. (Quote by - Edward Gibbon)

These 501c-4s have a limited constitutional right to engage in electioneering, to do campaign ads. There are some limits on them, but unfortunately if you lump them in with unions and for profit corporations, you create a very serious constitutional problem. (Quote by - John Edwards)

At a minimum, this procedure constitutes an extraordinary violation of fundamental taxpayer rights and fairness. In our view, it may also constitute a violation of due process of law. (Quote by - Nina Olson)

Most faults are not in our Constitution, but in ourselves. (Quote by - Ramsey Clark)

Considering that the essential question of public importance has been invited in the matter and the High Court had granted leave to the state to approach the apex court...We grant leave in all matters and direct the same to be placed before the Constitution Bench. (Quote by - Constitution Bench)

In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

New laws cannot hide the fact that the constitution has been peremptorily put aside. There is no way out of this crisis but a return to constitutional and representative rule. (Quote by - Brad Adams)

I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself. (Quote by - Robert Bork)

I was the legal counsel in the effort to amend the Virginia Constitution to give Virginians the right to hunt and fish constitutionally, and we are one of the few states in the country to protect that right. (Quote by - Tim Kaine)

Having a good constitution is far more important than having an immediate constitution. (Quote by - Kenneth Pollack)

Our intention is to offer an alternative to the other two parties. They've strayed away from the Constitution. We desire to get out governments back under the discipline of the Constitution. (Quote by - Kent Holtz)

I do think the right to privacy (used by the Supreme Court to declare a constitutional right to have an abortion) is protected under the Constitution in various ways. (Quote by - John Roberts)

We have seen that the American Constitution has changed, is changing, and by the law of its existence must continue to change, in its substance and practical working even when its words remain the same. (Quote by - James Bryce)

President Bush's disregard and disrespect for the Constitution are evident, but in America, we are all bound by the rule of law. The president took an oath to 'preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States.' He cannot use a claim of seeking to preserve our nation to undermine the rules that serve as our foundation. The Attorney General, who may have been involved with the formulation of this policy, must appoint an outside special counsel to let justice be served. (Quote by - Anthony D. Romero)

That (separation of church and state) was never in the Constitution, however much the liberals laugh at me for saying it, they know good and well it was never in the Constitution! Such language only appeared in the constitution of the communist Sovi(Quote by - Pat Robertson)

We don't want the constitutional option. We didn't ask for the constitutional option, ... I think what's important now though is to come to the Senate floor; let's shed light on this. (Quote by - Bill Frist)

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