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John Gordon Hewart
1870 - 1943

Lord Chief Justice of England, lawyer, politician, First Baron of Bury, signatory of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, author of The New Despotism and other works


[Describing the attitude of government bureaucrats] Why should the work of experts be always at the mercy of the ignorant amateur? Why should the people be allowed to govern themselves when it was manifestly so much better for them to be governed by those who knew how to govern?

1929 - from The New Despotism
A long line of cases shows that it is not merely of some importance, but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.

Nov. 9, 1923 - from Rex v Sussex Justices