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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Justice Robert Jackson on Political Parties

I came across this gem in his concurrence in American Comm. Ass'n v. Douds

Parties, whether in office or out are often irresponsible in their use and abuse of freedoms of speech and press. They all make scapegoats of unpopular persons or classes and make promises of dubious sincerity or feasibility in order to win votes. All parties, when in opposition, strive to discredit and embarrass the Government of the day by spreading exaggerations and untruths and by inciting prejudiced or unreasoning discontent, not even hesitating to injure the Nation's prestige among the family of nations.

Posted by Gerard Magliocca on August 16, 2022 at 09:05 AM | Permalink


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