William J. Brennan Jr.’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 25, 1906

Death Date

Jul 24, 1997

Age of Death

91 years

Cause of Death

N/A

The supreme court justice William J. Brennan Jr. died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who served for nearly 30 years. He established the “one person, one vote” principle.

He was born in New Jersey, the second of eight children of Irish immigrants.

He died in July of 1997 at the age of 91 while recovering from falling and breaking a hip.

Quotes

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The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to ‘create’ rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.

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The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.

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Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.

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The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.

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Law cannot stand aside from the social changes around it.