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  • ''It is my belief that there are "absolutes" in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant, and meant their prohibitions to be "absolute."''
    Hugo Black (b. 1922), U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Hugo Black: A Biography by Roger K. Newman, p. 492, Pantheon (1994). Limiting the power of the courts and Congress to reinterpret the Constitution.
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