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Edward Livingston
May 26, 1764 - May 23, 1836
Nationality: American
Category: Judge
Subcategory: American Judge

No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses.


By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime.


It means that through knowledge have come responsibility and hope, and through both, action.


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