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Following ‘th’ iliction returns’

June 26, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, Home.

More than 100 years ago, newspaper humorist Finley Peter Dunne, speaking through his wise-beyond-years character Mr. Dooley, ended a soliloquy about the Supreme Court by saying:

“That is, no matther whether th’ constitution follows th’ flag or not, th’ supreme coort follows th’ iliction returns.”

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