Nominations of Abe Fortas and Homer Thornberry: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968 - 1284 pages
 

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Page 254 - Rather, they must look to the "traditions and [collective] conscience of our people" to determine whether a principle is "so rooted [there] ... as to be ranked as fundamental." Snyder v. Massachusetts, 291 US 97, 105. The inquiry is whether a right involved "is of such a character that it cannot be denied without violating those 'fundamental principles of liberty and justice which lie at the base of all our civil and political institutions' . . . .
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Page 689 - Shelton v. Tucker. 364 US 479. 488 (1960): "In a series of decisions this Court has held that, even though the governmental purpose be legitimate and substantial, that purpose cannot be pursued by means that broadly stifle fundamental personal liberties when the end can be more narrowly achieved.
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