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We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation
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"We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation"

- William O. Douglas

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This quote by William O. Douglas is describing the role of the Supreme Court in the United States. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and is responsible for interpreting the Constitution and laws of the United States. The quote is highlighting that the Supreme Court does not have the power to choose whether a law is sensible or not. Instead, the Court's function is to figure out whether a law is constitutional or not. The Court is not a superlegislature, implying it does not have the power to make laws. The Court's job is to translate the laws that have actually been gone by the legislature and determine whether they are constitutional or not. The Court is not accountable for choosing whether a law is sensible or not, as that is the job of the legislature.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by William O. Douglas between October 16, 1898 and January 19, 1980. He/she was a famous Judge from USA. The author also have 19 other quotes.

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