„The Supreme Court is an institution far more dominated by centrifugal forces, pushing toward individuality and independence, than it is by centripetal forces pulling for hierarchical ordering and institutional unity.“

Address at the University of Minnesota Law School; quoted in The New York Times (20 October 1984).
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