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AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935)
QUOTATION: I do not think the United States would come to an end if we lost our power to declare an Act of Congress void. I do think the Union would be imperiled if we could not make that declaration as to the laws of the several States.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, address to the Harvard Law School Association of New York, New York City, February 15, 1913.—Speeches by Oliver Wendell Holmes, p. 102 (1934).
SUBJECTS: Judiciary