Kia Franklin

Notable Quotable—Marshall on Civil Justice

Sometimes it's just good to take it back to the old school. Here's what Chief Justice John Marshall had to say about the importance of the civil justice system, quoted from his opinion in Marbury v. Madison, (5 U.S. 137, 163 (1803)): "The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the rights of every individual to claim the protection of the law, whenever he receives an injury."

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Feb 13, 2009 in Civil Justice | Notable and Quotable | Right to Access the Courts | Supreme Court Rulings
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Good quote. Thanks.

Posted by: Credit Debt Eliminate | February 13, 2009 10:49 AM

Marbury should be voided for the illegalities listed below. Nor is any of it original research. All problems are very well known, just hidden from civics students and from law students, by lying lawyer cult indoctrinators.

Naturally, Dred Scott, another unlawful decision, was the first expression of this lying lawyer coup d'etat decision, with catastrophic consequences to our nation.

As a believer in torts, I would appreciate it if you did not associate torts with that treasonous act of John Marshall. I am very upset, now.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | February 13, 2009 5:16 PM

I, too, appreciate the quote. I came across a new travesty in the civil justice system that would have Marshall rolling over in his grave, and spitting. Check my blawg: for the story of how med mal caps in Texas prevented a quadruple amputee plaintiff from receiving the award agreed upon by the jury.
Andy Barovick

Posted by: Andrew Barovick | February 17, 2009 9:54 AM