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" The more we reflect upon all that occurs in the United States the more shall we be persuaded that the lawyers as a body form the most powerful, if not the only, counterpoise to the democratic element. "
Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar Association - Pągina 151
per Alabama State Bar Association - 1922
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Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement

William E. Forbath - 1991 - 211 pągines
...American labor politics confirms Tocqueville's prophetic insight, too often truncated in quotation: The more we reflect upon all that occurs in the United States, the more we shall be persuaded that the lawyers . . . form the most powerful . . . counterpoise to the democratic...
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Judgment and Sensibility: Religion and Stratification

E. Digby (Edward Digby) Baltzell - 1994 - 313 pągines
...not among the rich, who are united by no common tie, but that it occupies the judicial bench and bar. The more we reflect upon all that occurs in the United States, the more we shall be persuaded that the lawyers, as a body, form the most powerful, if not the only, counterpoise...
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The High Priests of American Politics: The Role of Lawyers in American ...

Mark C. Miller - 1995 - 228 pągines
...American people" (Stevens 1983, 28). But it is important to remember that Tocqueville also said that "lawyers, as a body, form the most powerful, if not...the only, counterpoise to the democratic element" (Tocqueville 1841, 268). A second explanation for the dominance of lawyers in US legislatures is the...
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The Market Revolution in America: Social, Political, and Religious ...

Melvyn Stokes, Stephen Conway - 1996 - 351 pągines
...only the abundance of lawyers and their importance in the conduct of public affairs, but also that "lawyers as a body form the most powerful, if not the only, counterpoise to the democratic element," being "secretly opposed to the instincts of democracy."34 Linked to Tocqueville's further reflections...
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Why Lawyers Derail Justice: Probing the Roots of Legal Injustices

John C. Anderson - 2010
...among the rich, who are united by no common tie, but that it occupies the judicial bench and the bar. The more we reflect upon all that occurs in the United States, the more we shall be persuaded that the lawyers, as a body, form the most powerful, if not the only, counterpoise...
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Law and the Web of Society

Cynthia L. Cates, Wayne V. McIntosh - 2001 - 272 pągines
...hundred years earlier, they exhibit an "instinctive love of order and formalities" that makes them "the most powerful, if not the only, counterpoise to the democratic element" (de Tocqueville 1835). The legal profession, then, both reflects existing social hierarchies and adds...
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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville - 2003 - 703 pągines
...rich, who are united together by no common tie, but that it occupies the judicial bench and the bar. The more we reflect upon all that occurs in the United...the vices which are inherent in popular government. When the American people is intoxicated by passion, or carried away by the impetuosity of its ideas,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pągines
...judicial bench and the bar. Democracy in America vol. 2, ch. 8 (1835) (translation by Henry Reeve) 10 ress"% Democracy in America vol. 2, ch. 8 (1835) (translation by Henry Reeve) 11 Scarcely any question arises...
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Inventing Leadership: The Challenge of Democracy

J. Thomas Wren - 2007 - 404 pągines
...are the most powerful existing security against the excesses of democracy.'143 Indeed, 'the more that we reflect upon all that occurs in the United States, the more we shall be persuaded that the lawyers, as a body, form the most powerful, if not the only, counterpoise...
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Report of Proceedings, Volum 30

Washington State Bar Association - 1918
...united together by no common tie, but that it occupies the judicial bench and the bar." Again he writes: "In that country, we perceive how eminently the legal...vices which are inherent in popular government." And at a later place, in alluding to the tendency to diminish the judicial power, he adds this prophetic...
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