Peter Smith's First Amendment Cohen v. California Lecture
Jonathan M. Weyand
"A wise judge chooses, among plausible constitutional philosophies, one that will generally allow him to reach results he can believe in--a judge who does not to some extent tailor his judicial philosophy to his beliefs inevitably becomes badly frustrated and angry. . . A judge who does not decide some cases, from time to time, differently from the way he would wish, because the philosophy he has adopted requires it, is not a judge. But a judge who refuses ever to stray from his judicial philosophy, and be subject to criticism for doing so, no matter how important the issue involved, is a fool."
Justice Hugo Black
On departing from his judicial philosophy in joining the decision in Bolling v. Sharpe
It has been a lifelong dream of mine to pursue a legal career, and I would not have been able to accomplish this first step without my circle of supporters whose bags have always been packed for me.