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QOD

Posted in Government & Politics,History by sosipater on March 21, 2007

Founders’ Quote Daily

“[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.”

— Thomas Jefferson (letter to Abigail Adams, 11 September 1804)

Reference: Original Intent, Barton (265-66); original Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, From the Papers of Thomas Jefferson

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