“This case demonstrates that the threat to individual freedom from reprosecutions that favor States and unfairly rescue them from weak cases has not waned with time. Only thisCourt’s vigilance has.”

May 24th, 2012

Justice Sotomayor’s dissent in Blueford v. Arkansas channels the famous libertarian mantra of “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” (which may or may not have been written by Thomas Jefferson).