Hugo Black Quotes

Loyalty must arise spontaneously from the hearts of people who love their coountry and respect their government.

In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do. (Pentagon Papers)

I cannot consider the Bill of Rights to be an outworn 18th Century ‘straitjacket’ as the Twining opinion did. Its provisions may be thought outdated abstractions by some. And it is true that they were designed to meet ancient evils. But they are the same kind of human evils that have emerged from century to […]

The First Amendment was added to the Constitution to stand as a guarantee that neither the power nor the prestige of the Federal Government would be used to control, support or influence the kinds of prayer the American people can say – that the people’s religions must not be subjected to the pressures of government […]