Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life.
Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
The trial of a case is a three-legged stool - a judge and two advocates.
We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field.
Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.
Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.
There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society.
We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.
To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching.
It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to ""discover"" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing.