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Slippery Slope Arguments in History: The Supreme Court in the Flag Salute Case. Eugene Volokh’s Conspiracy


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Nov 21, 2018
Washington Island, WISCONSIN. Out in Lake Michigan

EUGENE VOLOKH | 6.10.2022 8:52 AM

From Justice Jackson's majority opinion in W. Va. State Bd. of Educ. v. Barnette (1943):
As first and moderate methods to attain unity have failed, those bent on its accomplishment must resort to an ever-increasing severity…. Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters [DH emphasis]…. [T]he First Amendment to our Constitution was designed to avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings.


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Aug 22, 2013
here nc
wasn't there a rule you couldn't post duplicate threads on the same topic?