Harry Blackmun, fully Harold "Harry" Andrew Blackmun

Harry
Blackmun, fully Harold "Harry" Andrew Blackmun
1908
1999

American Supreme Court Associate Justice, best known as the author of Roe v. Wade

Author Quotes

By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.

With our finite minds we cannot presume to know if there is a Purpose. We sense, however, the presence of something greater than we can comprehend, a force as yet unknown to us - perhaps even to be unknown. So we accept our situation, learn from it, and do the best we can, resting on faith, despair, or cynicism, depending on the individual. Overriding all this must be an obligation - self-imposed or externally impressed - to do the best one can for others, to relieve suffering and to exercise compassion. We are all in this together, for life is a common, not an individual, endeavor.

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First Name
Harry
Last Name
Blackmun, fully Harold "Harry" Andrew Blackmun
Birth Date
1908
Death Date
1999
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American Supreme Court Associate Justice, best known as the author of Roe v. Wade