New Jersey: Statesman's Letter

"I beg you to believe me that this opposition of mine is no mere political dispute; it is a deep conflict of principle. I hold that no man should ascend to the bench to pass upon the rights, even the lives, of other men when he is obligated to a political boss.... Still worse, it seems to me, would be a judge long associated with and long beholden to a man who says that and acts as if the law begins and ends with himself." So wrote Governor Edison of New Jersey.


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