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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1005
AUTHOR: Felix Frankfurter (1882–1965)
QUOTATION: If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice FELIX FRANKFURTER, concurring, United States v. Mine Workers, 330 U.S. 312 (1946).