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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:793
AUTHOR:Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856–1941)
QUOTATION:Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperilled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously.
ATTRIBUTION:Justice LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, dissenting, Olmstead et al. v. United States, 277 U.S. 485 (1928).
SUBJECTS:Government officials
 
 
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