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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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4165. JUDGES, Interested.—
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4165. JUDGES, Interested.—

It is not
enough that honest men are appointed judges.
All know the influence of interest on the mind
of man, and how unconsciously his judgment
is warped by that influence. To this bias add
that of the esprit de corps, of their peculiar
maxim and creed, that “it is the office of a
good judge to enlarge his jurisdiction”; and
the absence of responsibility, and how can we
expect impartial decision between the General
Government, of which they are themselves so
eminent a part, and an individual State, from
which they have nothing to hope or fear?—
Autobiography. Washington ed. i, 81. Ford ed., i, 112.