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The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.




Learned Hand, 1872-1961, Federal Judge, The Faith We Fight For

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Learned Hand
Learned Hand
  • Born: January 27, 1872
  • Died: August 18, 1961
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Judge

Billings Learned Hand was an American judge and judicial philosopher. He served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and later the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Hand has been quoted more often by legal scholars and by the Supreme Court of the United States than any other lower-court judge.

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