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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: John Marshall Harlan (1883–1911)
QUOTATION: The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare, nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice JOHN MARSHALL HARLAN, dissenting, Reynolds, Judge, et al. v. Sims, et al., 377 U.S. 624–25 (1964).
SUBJECTS: Constitution of the United States