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Hugo LaFayette Black (February 27, 1886 September 25, 1971) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1937 - 1971). He is noted for his advocacy of a "literal" reading of the United States Constitution, and for ...

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind.