At the constitutional level where we work, ninety percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.

William O. Douglas (1898-1980) US Supreme Court justice (1939-75)
The Court Years, 1939-1975 (1980)

Comment to Justice Potter Stewart on the arrest of Vietnam War veterans during a peaceful protest on the steps of the Supreme Court building.
Added on 23-May-08 | Last updated 23-May-08
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