The great tides and currents which engulf the rest of men do not turn aside in their course and pass the judges by.
A judge is to give effect in general not to his own scale of values, but to the scale of values revealed to him in his readings of the social mind.. Objective tests may fail him, or may be confused as to bewilder. He must then look within himself.
Bills of rights give assurance to the individual of the preservation of his liberty. They do not define the liberty they promise.
Inaction without more is not tantamount to choice.
It is well enough to say that we shall be consistent, but consistent with what?.. The origins of the rule? The course and tendency of development? With logic or philosophy? With the fundamental conceptions of jurisprudence? All these loyalties are possible. All have sometimes prevailed.
Danger invites rescue.. The wrongdoer may not have foreseen the coming of a deliverer. He is accountable as if he had.
Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior.
With traps and obstacles and hazards confronting us on every hand, only blindness or indifference will fail to turn in all humility, for guidance or for warning, to the study of examples.
Due process is a growth too sturdy to succumb to the infection of the least ingredient of error.