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CourtSpeak: Coyle v. Smith State Capital Case (1910)

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Chapter The White Court (1910–21)

Justice Horace Lurton (majority): “To this we may add that the constitutional equality of the states is essential to the harmonious operation of the scheme upon which the Republic was organized. When that equality disappears, we may remain a free people, but the Union will not be the Union of the Constitution.”

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