Address at the Law Day Ceremonies of the Virginia State Bar, Roanoke, Virginia

May 1, 1962


Roanoke, VA

Some people in the world today do not see law as the instrument of freedom and justice. Too frequently the whole tradition of stare decisis appears to tie the law to the status quo; and a written Constitution means little to a man who cannot remember his last meal and does not know where his next one is coming from.