Just what instrumentalities of either a state or the federal government are exempt from taxation by the other cannot be stated in terms of universal application.
Metcalf & Eddy v. Mitchell, 269 U.S. 514., 522 (1926).
Thus viewed, law as it exists in the modern community may be conveniently, although perhaps not comprehensively, defined as the sum total of all those rules of conduct for which there is state sanction.Harlan F. Stone
To say that only those businesses affected with a public interest may be regulated is but another way of stating that all those businesses which may be regulated are affected with a public interest.Harlan F. Stone
There is grim irony in speaking of the freedom of contract of those who, because of their economic necessities, give their service for less than is needful to keep body and soul together.Harlan F. Stone
History teaches us that there have been but few infringements of personal liberty by the state which have not been justified, as they are here, in the name of righteousness and the public good, and few which have not been directed, as they are now, at politically helpless minorities.Harlan F. Stone
The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered.Harlan F. Stone
Words, especially those of a constitution, are not to be read with such stultifying narrowness.Harlan F. Stone
The right to participate in the choice of representatives for Congress includes, as we have said, the right to cast a ballot and to have it counted at the general election whether for the successful candidate or not.Harlan F. Stone
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.Harlan F. Stone
Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.Harlan F. Stone
The law itself is on trial in every case as well as the cause before it.Harlan F. Stone
The guarantees of civil liberty are but guarantees of freedom of the human mind and spirit and of reasonable freedom and opportunity to express them...The very essence of the liberty which they guarantee is the freedom of the individual from compulsion as to what he shall think and what he shall say...Harlan F. Stone