Judge Wiley B. Rutledge Quote

“It was not by accident or coincidence that the rights to freedom in speech and press were coupled in a single guaranty with the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition for redress of grievances. All these, though not identical, are inseparable. They are cognate rights, and therefore are united in the first Article’s assurance.”

~ Judge Wiley B. Rutledge

Thomas v. Collins, 1944

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E Archer, NYC

What good is freedom to speak out if the government does not have to respond?

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