11.04.2004

quote for today

"It would not be surprising in the future to see cities rely more and more on private businesses to perform functions once performed by governmental agencies.... As governments rely on private enterprise, public property deceases in favor of privately owned property. It becomes harder and harder for citizens to communicate with other citizens. Only the wealthy may find effective communication possible unless we adhere to Marsh v. Alabama and continue to hold that 'the more an owner, for his advantage, opens up his property for use by the public in general, the more do his rights become circumscribed by the statutory and constitutional rights of those who use it.'" --Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall [one of my legal heroes of the 20th century]. Marshall dissent, Lloyd v. Tanner, 92 S.Ct 2219 (1972), Supreme Court Reporter (1972), p. 2237.

2 Comments:

Blogger lucas said...

you want a real quote for today?

"once upon a time i was falling in love, now i'm only falling apart..." ~bonnie tyler~

11/05/2004 9:43 AM  
Blogger Seth said...

"It would not be surprising in the future to see cities rely more and more on private businesses to perform functions once performed by governmental agencies..."

Sounds like Robocop to me. :)

11/09/2004 7:56 PM  

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