American judicial philosopher and civil libertarian (1885-1957)
Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (December 7, 1885 – February 8, 1957) was an American judicial philosopher and civil libertarian. An advocate for free speech, he was described by Senator Joseph McCarthy as "dangerous" to the United States.
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- Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man's nose begins.
- "Freedom of Speech in Wartime", 32 Harvard Law Review 932, 957 (1919). (Various permutations of this quote have been incorrectly attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.).
- "Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc." dissent by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- Speech should be fruitful as well as free.
- "Freedom of Speech as I See It Today", Journalism Quarterly, vol. 18 (June 1941), p. 158.