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Potter Stewart
1915 - 1985
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1958-1981)

Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.

Swift justice demands more than just swiftness.

In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right to property.

The right to enjoy property without unlawful deprivation, no less than the right to speak out or the right to travel, is, in truth, a 'personal right.'

1972 - from Lynch vs. HFC
Newspapers, television networks, and magazines have sometimes been outrageously abusive, untruthful, arrogant, and hypocritical. But it hardly follows that elimination of a strong and independent press is the way to eliminate abusiveness...

Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritative regime.