John Marshall Harlan - Quotes

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The humblest is the peer of the most powerful. ---->>>

But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law, there is in this country no superior, dominant, ruling class of citizens. There is no caste here. ---->>>

The law regards man as man, and takes no account of his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved. ---->>>

The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements. ---->>>

Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. ---->>>

Biography

John Marshall Harlan profile (john-marshall-harlan.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: June 1, 1833
Birthplace:
Die: 10-14, 1911
Occupation: Judge
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John Marshall Harlan (June 1, 1833 – October 14, 1911) was an American lawyer and politician from Kentucky who served as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Harlan was born at Harlan's Station, 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Danville, Kentucky on Salt River Road, in 1833 to a prominent family (wikipedia)